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Cherry

Where the lie leads

There once was a lady who swallowed a lie, I don’t know why she swallowed the lie, but by and by …

A helpful tongue

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … How good to hear a timely word to calm or cheer or guide …
Cherry

Masks

Masks to keep your germs in, or germs of others out will also hide your cheeky grin – your friendship some may doubt. but when those masks we can...
Cherry

My ‘Mamgu’ (c.1880 - 1969)

(pronounced Mam- ggy as in 'eggy', South-Wales word for Grandmother, meaning ‘dear mother’) Lived up the long hill from the town, half-way up the little mountain., by the cemetery – her husband had been the stonemason …

Hawthorn

White May bouquet, tumbling in the hedge, pattern delicate, exquisite: white petals, pale green centres, red anther spots, (sometimes the petals rich...

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636 of my comments have received 658 Great Feedback votes

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Your writing is always very

Posted on Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Your writing is always very concentrated, and bubbling, I think, with metaphors, of which I'm probably not catching all! But I read this as hoarding a hope inside that you protect from attack, but aren't too sure you could really explain??...

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Posted in Jar of Lights

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It sounds a lovely haunt to

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020

It sounds a lovely haunt to revisit anyway, weather good or bad ( though beware of cliffs when the weather is bad!)

I remember in Snowdonia my youngest son (who had Asperghers) running on some rocks with glee and his slightly older brother...

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Posted in Memory and sacred places

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I was interested to read your

Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019

I was interested to read your last couple of lines that seem to indicate how easily one can hide away inside oneself to loss for others and oneself.

When researching family history often there is a just a skeleton list of names and places...

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Posted in Graveyards

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You really made me realise

Posted on Sat, 07 Sep 2019

You really made me realise why all my family have loved cycling. I missed the boat somewhere when growing up and never got there until on a tandem briefly. The pleasure and refreshment of fresh air at a slight speed really comes across here –...

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Posted in Riverine reflection

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I had read this and wanted to

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019

I had read this and wanted to wait and understand more clearly when there were comments. But what I found powerful were the phrases 'A stinging lock In time tattered, her voice speaks frayed words', but especially that last phrase....

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Posted in Dark Rooms

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I like the title! There are

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

I like the title! There are always those unasked questions! And simple tasks and smells bring back memories and persons so keenly. In Welsh we would say that my grandmoher used 'the notion of the eye not the hand' I think, in measuring her flour...

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Posted in Toss in a pinch of love

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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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