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The Puzzles’ Enigma

Walking along Hergest ridge, comfortable, spongy turf, burbling melodies pour down from skylarks unseen, high in the blue; enjoying the freedom of a...

Three Crosses at Calvary

[Easter Sunday — Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] One man on a cross insulted his neighbour by mocking this sufferer who could be his Saviour...
Cherry

Golden Blast at the Roadside

Sudden spillage on the verges, orchard, lawns – molten gold explosions, splashes, brilliant swarms: dandelions’ moment, reflecting sudden sunshine...

Is God alive?

You can’t believe there’s a God who is good? complain he doesn’t do (yet) what you think he should? assume that Jesus just can’t have been what is...
Cherry

Going Down Below

[This short poem was written, at request, for the Thanksgiving Service for a dear very elderly man who had had a working life as a skilful and dedicated mining engineer, though when asked of his occupation he would simply say ‘A miner’. I remembered Ewan’s writing on a colliery disaster in the 19th century, and thought it good to remember those who worked hard to improve and keep safety in industry.] Deep shafts, black gold, dark collier shifts …

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424 of my comments have received 428 Great Feedback votes

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No, really, that's all very

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019

No, really, that's all very interesting. The focussing on one thing not the general view I've noticed in other ways. I do think that being yourself and knowing you are concerned when someone is upset, is far better and appreciated than rushing...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 2) (3)

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Concerning the 'eye contact

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019

Concerning the 'eye contact thing' you commented to Di about – Do you think part of the problem may be often the impression being given that it means longer eye-contact than is really right or necessary. I know it can be painful for those with...

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Posted in The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 2) (3)

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Sobering and sad history. It

Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Sobering and sad history. It is useful sometimes to remember dictators and movements that seemed unconquerable and highly feared, and now are more or less forgotten.. Names come to mind even from my own lifetime.

Only One King will rule...

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Aren't they difficult to

Posted on Sun, 24 Feb 2019

Aren't they difficult to remove? I once posted a little verse, with the other problem they lead to!

https://www.abctales.com/story/rhiannonw/little-irritants

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Posted in Pet Hate.

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Very perceptive. I guess the

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Very perceptive. I guess the bullies sadly are often really lonely insecure people, and making matters worse for themselves.

Only those who won’t fight back Are suitable as prey. and those who show they're hurt by it?

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Posted in Free From Fear

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Thank you, Insert. I think it

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Thank you, Insert. I think it is the young elms we see now, in hedgrows. I think the bark has to be a certain thickness for the beetle to get in and cause trouble, so there are a lot of fairly short elms around especially in hedges, certainly in...

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Posted in The fruit of the elm

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I've been working on a poem

Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019

I've been working on a poem from the same idea, Graham, but not copying!

I was interested in your points at the end about causing offence by staring etc. Difficult for those struggling to understand social cues. I remember my son (whio had...

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Posted in Wot You Lookin' At?(The Eyes Have It)

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All schoolkids like to belong

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019

All schoolkids like to belong to some 'group', though maybe belonging to the group of 'ones that try not to be noticed and labelled' is not really a group except in the sense of grouping all the quiet individualists. Maybe some of them are...

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Posted in The Volunteers

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The frustrations of life can

Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

The frustrations of life can give a false picture of the past, but also a looking for a false kind of utopia, and missing what can be now, and the hope of better that can be.

Meanwhile inventions that have been and are beneficial will...

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Posted in driverless

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I hadn't heard they might be

Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

I hadn't heard they might be useful nectar sources of bees. I have written a couple of shorties about them in the past, on the cheeriness when they open after drizzle has stopped and along the roadside as 'dandy lions'! Rhiannon

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Posted in Dandelions

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