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Simone Bloom

 

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The White Rolls Royce (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

The White Rolls Royce "...all are subject to the tyranny of fashion... and it is a doubly despotic dictator, since it commands women, who in turn...
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BERNARD Part 2 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

‘“Of course, you do your best to destroy each other without knowing it,” said Georgia … far from being an indictment, the comment merely acknowledges...
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The House That Laurie Built (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

THE HOUSE LAURIE BUILT “In my family we’ve always found the world’s air hard to breathe; we arrived hoping for somewhere better” (Salman Rushdie, The...
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JEAN (From Ribbentrop's Chair)

By Vincent van Gogh - repro from art book, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9453666

Lethe

Dipping low over the snow shore the coins fell from my eyes Cutting through the drifts were blades of evanescent light Spectres reared speechless as...

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20 of my comments have received 20 Great Feedback votes

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This took me by surprise.

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

This took me by surprise. Sharply beautiful and very moving. It reveals a hidden aspect of your personality and suggests a different direction for your creative imagination. She IS your daughter, and you are her father.

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Posted in I have an imaginary daughter

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Those of us familiar with

Posted on Sat, 02 Jun 2018

Those of us familiar with Lavadis's bleak inner universe suspect, and probably with good reason, that his unfortunate young protagonist will eventually prevail against outrageous fortune (and outrageous mother) and embark upon a fabulous...

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Posted in And? - Bedlam

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There is much beauty revealed

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017

There is much beauty revealed with each new reading of this long, moving lament. So many lines linger in the mind:

"A year not lived in time lost forever in rhyme."
"Lain bare its ashen self ... there."
"To enfold the newest...

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Posted in You Ask Me “How Am I”

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I suggest you hop onto the

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

I suggest you hop onto the next available Eurostar!

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Posted in The House That Laurie Built (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

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So good to know ABC will be

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2016

So good to know ABC will be continuing for the time being. Long may this vital creative community live!

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Posted in What Say You My Soul Spirits ............ABC All

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Heart-wrenching, this raw and

Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Heart-wrenching, this raw and honest expression of pain and despair. And so sad to learn just how long the chilling emptiness at the heart of your life has existed, hidden behind the smiling warmth of your lively persona and your busy life....

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Posted in once life January 18, 2017

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You have excelled youself,

Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016

You have excelled youself, Marcia. Each re-reading of this epic poem brings new rewards. You have a unique mastery of language and use words to convey deep emotions and profound thoughts in the way a composer might arrange the elements of a great...

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Posted in Joanie's Poem

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A painfully honest, moving,

Posted on Fri, 24 Jun 2016

A painfully honest, moving, haunting reflection upon solitude: the reasons for being alone, the uncertainty, the loneliness but ultimately - as Nolan says - self sufficiemcy and peace of mind.

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Posted in Solitude

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Thank you for taking us with

Posted on Sat, 19 Mar 2016

Thank you for taking us with you on your cheerful Spring walk!
Strikes me this might become, with colourful illustrations, a book explaining alternative energy technologies to schoolkids. (I know some excellent illustrators I could put you...

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Posted in Surprise Crop

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A fresh, affecting

Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2016

A fresh, affecting description of a ritual that most of us will have to carry out in our lifetimes.  it brings to mind the anguish my siblings and I went through deciding on the right wording for our mother's grave.   Like you, we kept it simple...

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Posted in When we made Love

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