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Will you commit yourself to …?

A ‘Leap of Faith’ they called the ride – an almost vertical water-slide: no foolish leap or gambling drop, partakers knew they’d safely stop, they...

Miracles of fact and fiction

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] There’s a God who can do mighty wonders, and his miracles showed his skill; not thus often displaying his...

Transcription Squiggles

I have a thought, and into speech I speak my thought but want to reach a far-flung audience with my thought – how can its words be truly caught,...

Dandy Lions

Dandy lions in a crowd, golden laughter lines the road; yellow pom-poms dot the lawn … ‘See this garden, Mummy, can’t we these lovely flowers plant?'

A sense of infinity

Implanted in our heart an awareness of infinity, of unseen things, eternity we cannot contemplate completely or conceive, but the skill that us...


424 of my comments have received 428 Great Feedback votes

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Congratulations on Pick of

Posted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014

Congratulations on Pick of the Week, Tina, and all those baskets of cherries!
You have such an eye for noticing the details of your situations and remembering them and communicating them. I was puzzled by your ref to Fleetwood Mac and the...

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Posted in Albatross

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and may the light and truth

Posted on Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Good to read your good longings and prayer, and may the light and truth of God's words make you to 'grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever! Amen'  (2 Peter 3:18)  and you will...

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Posted in Wisdom!

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I like it very much too, Tina

Posted on Thu, 04 Sep 2014

I like it very much too, Tina, and its butterfly attendants. Good to have the flowers when others have ceased. But I especially thought your juxtaposition with the vivid raw images of the neglected, defiled places which it so often brightens was...

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Posted in Reaching for the Sun

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From the skies, and ceiling,

Posted on Fri, 15 Aug 2014

From the skies, and ceiling, to the intriguing descriptions of his home, I enjoyed the structure of this piece, and for a moment forgot what I would really feel like living there myself. The idea of the changing patterns of the trash was good too...

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Posted in Another Man's Treasure

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My mother-in-law, nearly 95,

Posted on Wed, 13 Aug 2014

My mother-in-law, nearly 95, has had no real contact with hearing/seeing the news for a long time. She read something brief recently, and commented, 'who would have thought in this day and age'. I was quite taken aback, realising she had...

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Posted in One of a Kind

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I'm not sure if I read this

Posted on Sun, 03 Aug 2014

I'm not sure if I read this before, but if so, I think if so I must have done so too quickly. I have now caught its picture more clearly, and really feel how it has captured much of both worlds quite simply, and effectively.
It reminds me...

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Posted in Touring the City

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I enjoyed your journey among

Posted on Sat, 26 Jul 2014

I enjoyed your journey among the changing shades. Your spaces are much more vast than in England's farms and countryside, I think.
I looked up Leshenaultia, but it seemed to have a 'c' between the 's' and 'h', if I had the right plant....

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Posted in Yellow Days

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This is very well 'sculpted',

Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014

This is very well 'sculpted', Bee, and the interweaving rhymes heighten the flow. So much unsaid, left to the imagination, including what kind of love could lead to such a parting, and the finality of not being able to yet ask that question...

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Posted in Smiling, Waving and Crying

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I liked this very much too.

Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014

I liked this very much too. Concise, but not obscure. Actually, I thought that the rhino's horn looks like a pointed bone, so poetic licence! Particularly liked 'Labouring body lumbers' alliteration.
and in the last lines...

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Posted in Thandi

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Well put, Taris. I think I

Posted on Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Well put, Taris. I think I would add that the desire to obey God needs to be there, though if it is really there then there will be a realisation of the need for his help to do so, and for his forgiveness of the constant failings.
There is...

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Posted in Burning Bridges