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Simone Bloom

 

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Last Night I Fell in Love with my Dead Enemy

Last night I fell in love with my dead enemy. We were stuffed inside a tiny cage and, with no room to move, he had no choice but to enclose me with...

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...

29 of my comments have received 29 Great Feedback votes

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And the same is true of a

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021

And the same is true of a painting revealed by its maker to other eyes, or a song shared for the first time with an audience. The wish of most creators is that their artwork, once liberated, will continue its life in the hearts and minds of...

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Posted in “of a piece “

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A rolling, rhythmic evocation

Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021

A rolling, rhythmic evocation of life's cyclic, branching dance through time - as natural as nature.

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Posted in a fork in the road. IP. By MarciaMarcia

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This poignant poem is your

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021

This poignant poem is your way coming to terms with the sad unravelling of the one you love. This is something many of us will have to face. I found it terribly moving.
There are so many lovely lines. "What is is present, gone. What might...

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Posted in The Breach

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Oh darling, I know how much

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

Oh darling, I know how much you adored your little Irie. May she play forever in your garden.

Perhaps it is a little comforting that this was picked as Poem of the Month, and to know that somehow, somewhere, Irie is very pleased for you!...

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Posted in Iriecat

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We feel the maternal pleasure

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020

We feel the maternal pleasure it gives you to spell out loud the letters of your daughter's name, like a magical incantation: "sweetest of letters sounded slow in wisps of air". "In gentle roll as ebb and flow arches in on itself" brings to mind...

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Posted in my child...my D..o..r..o..th..y

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Beautifully, tightly written

Posted on Sun, 05 Apr 2020

Beautifully, tightly written
Not a word out of place, and hilarious from start to finish. You have a way with animals! I can't wait to read the whole book.

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Posted in And? The polar bear and the rowing boat

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A deeply moving description

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

A deeply moving description of alienation. The fragmentary form of the poem suits the subject matter. (Should steeling time's soundings be stealing time's soundings?)

Lines that particularly affected me were: "beats...

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Posted in severed soul

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Astonishingly powerful and

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Astonishingly powerful and honest.

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Posted in War

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Pow! An explosion of colour,

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Pow! An explosion of colour, intense emotion and passion. You have a way of making us fall in love with your magical characters because your words have a ring of truth about them. Like a Leonard Cohen lyric.

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Posted in Tangerine static

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Absolutely delightful - so

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Absolutely delightful - so beautifully observed.  Reminds me of my fascination with rock pools when I was a little girl.

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Posted in Inter-tidal life

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