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Remembrance Sunday and Sunday's Weekly Remembrance

We remember loss in war, suffering of those who bore much, in order to restore freedom for the many more … Every Sunday we remember him whose love fills us with wonder,

Poppy Tanka

Acrostic – Appreciation of sacrificial service, peace-seeking, -keeping; protectors from evil, harm – young men and women defend.

3 Wintry Haiku

wilted world … friends foregather… Snow, softly …

Praising Creators

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Admiring paintings: … sublime music moves us – we honour the name … On beauty excelling all else, we should gaze – the Author, Designer of nature then praise: its complex construction must awe and amaze …

Argument or War?

She had a concern and joined the lobby; her concern was deep, not just a hobby; but she found herself out of her depth – so angry were some – no...


358 of my comments have received 360 Great Feedback votes

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You've had fun there! I'd

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018

You've had fun there! I'd never heard of it, and on looking up one of the explanations eventually realised you sort-of had the internal rhyme aswell.

Seems such an odd word, as 'gwawd' means now usually 'scorn' or 'satire' and yet,...

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Posted in Job Centre Gwawdodyn

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I like this very much, too. I

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

I like this very much, too. I remember the word 'phototropism' from biology experiments on plants growing towards the light, but hadn't though of 'heliotropism' indicating turning towards the sun. And so I hadn't realised that is where the name...

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Posted in Heliotropism

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Very credible situation with

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Very credible situation with his Dad. Interesting how it comes out here the real concern his mother does have for him, and his awareness of that, though their communication together is difficult.  In some ways his special phobias/worries seem to...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (part fourteen)

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Thought-provoking, Jean, and

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Thought-provoking, Jean, and I can empathize with much that is on your mind. As a family, when I was growing up we didn't kiss, hug, or say 'I love you' much, but I think we were at ease with each other and had a warmth of expression in greeting...

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Posted in I Hate the Word Love

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You do seem to be able to

Posted on Mon, 05 Oct 2015

You do seem to be able to describe his thinking very naturally, and his observations, looking into the water, noticing the small life, and drifting into imaginations.
Then suddenly the tensions, mirrored a bit by his grandad's tensions. It...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Four

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Welcome, you are new here,

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Welcome, you are new here, aren't you? You've drawn out an interesting and tender theme here.
I liked the thoughtfulness of  'As the passion that they share Crescendos with great care.'

Personally I would have liked a...

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Posted in The Embrace

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This reminded me of when my

Posted on Wed, 07 Jan 2015

This reminded me of when my son was being taught about the 'rules of composition' for music, and I worried he would lose what seemed to be spontaneous and individual intuition for what would make interesting sound. He assured me it wouldn't, but...

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Posted in The Discovered Unartist

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Trying to see where you're

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Trying to see where you're coming from in this, PT. It's because of the suffering, death, sin, that God is doing something. I know we would like him to sort it all out at ths moment,  but just like the prophecies concerning his first...

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Posted in Broken Faith

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Stephen, I don't manage to

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Stephen, I don't manage to dip much into the prose section, and horror and surreal isn't really my scene – I didn't even like 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child! However I did find reading this intriguing for the well-structured brevity, and the...

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Posted in Shadow Cooking

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Thanks, I appreciate your

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Thanks, I appreciate your interest at analysis, Stephen. My background is Welsh and Welsh poetry which makes a lot of use of repetition of consonants or part words to form unbotrusive patterns to help the impact of verse. (In its technical...

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Posted in No Ties (IP)