Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 301877 times and 203 of my stories have been cherry picked.
380 of my 5,384 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 377 votes

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Measles

It was an afternoon service. Mother herded us back along the cow path pointing out rosehips in the hedgerow their bitter pithiness sucked moisture...
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Aston Junction

Quiet and cool in the concrete cave beneath a criss-cross of humming roads the only movement - a slow ooze of condensation down clammy walls. A...

Who Knows?

Perhaps I do not know myself. I say, I am quiet, I should live a life of solitude, they say, you! and laugh and point and stamp their feet. I say, I...
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My Other Life is

My other life is a peach bare feet, warm sand clear running water mind, body, place sweet blossom contentment gold, green birdsong sunlight leaves...
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380 of my comments have received 377 Great Feedback votes

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Oh, I loved this!  One

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Oh, I loved this!  One beautifully described moment tumbles into the next.  Can't wait for more.

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Posted in Marcia (from "Ribbentrop's Chair")

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You're a spring chicken from

Posted on Sat, 21 Nov 2015

You're a spring chicken from a timeless well of inspiration, celticman.  :)

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Posted in Light in the Dark Age

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Kind of grotesque.

Posted on Sun, 22 Nov 2015

Kind of grotesque.  Interesting to use the language of birth in this moment of transformation.  Such striking images and heart-felt end.  Makes me queasy, but I'll have to read again.

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Posted in A Passing (IP)

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Home, full of the familiar

Posted on Sat, 21 Nov 2015

Home, full of the familiar but not always what we would want it to be.  Love the depth of feelings you evoke here.

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Posted in For Sale - Sold as Seen

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Beautifully read.  Sad but

Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Beautifully read.  Sad but appreciative.

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Posted in Rupture (Poetry Monthly)

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I like the setting.  Who is

Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015

I like the setting.  Who is she speaking to at the beginning or is she writing a letter?  Not sure if you would decribe your own eyes in that way, but this might be showing us an aspect of her perdonality, I suppose.  Keep going.

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Posted in The sitting woman

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This took me to the edge of

Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2015

This took me to the edge of things, the border between life and death that is always there but we pretend isn't.  Death and beauty and that blast of light that is living; I found this moving in its lightness.

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Posted in White Light

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A lovely shimmer of summer,

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015

A lovely shimmer of summer, on this dark autumnal morning, I'll borrow pictures from it to cheer up my day.

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Posted in 'The Borrowers' (Poetry Monthly)

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Some interesting ideas but

Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015

Some interesting ideas but quite difficult to read the white on black.

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Posted in The Bad Day that Never Should Have Been

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I liked this bird's eye view,

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015

I liked this bird's eye view, felt like astral projection, some striking images and interesting ideas.

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Posted in Kataskopos

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