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  • Pommer

    From pommer on May 8th 1945

    Hi Rick,
    what a wonderful description of the *the 8thof May 1945..I was of course in a different place at the time,surrendering to the USA forces at the river Elbe, having been fighting rear guard action in the East..I was glad it was all over.
    Talking about the ones that were waiting what a dreadful time for those that waited in vain.My mother waited for ten months before she heard of me.She told me of her fears and hopes when we finally met again after ten long years.War is a dreadful occurrence for all of us ,especially for the ordinary person who does not initiate it.
    Well enough of that,I enjoyed reading this superb bit of poetry.Be lucky, Peter.

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    2017/09/26 at 3:37 pm
    • Coolhermit

      From coolhermit on May 8th 1945

      Thanks, Peter, I remember those women – every morning taking up a position,, staring at faces – longing for their loved one – a tragedy – I wanted to set their deathless love against the flip selfish ‘me me ism’ that passes for contemporary ‘love’ 🙁 Rick.

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      2017/09/26 at 4:15 pm
  • Pommer

    From pommer on We All Dream Alone ( The Book)

    Hi Mike,
    I am delighted that you are still with us, and I hope that you will be for some time yet.It is really good news.I am also pleased that you were able to publish your book and what is more important enjoy looking at your work. Well done.I tried to look at it on the net, but have so far been unsuccessful. Never mind, I shall keep trying.
    I am continuing with the good fight against you know what.It is difficult at times, but as my family always informs me I am a stubborn old bugger.I never give up if I can .Life must go on. Wishing you and your Lesley all the very best,
    Peter( ( the 19 year old fart from East Devon.) Be lucky.

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    2017/09/26 at 3:25 pm
    • Mikeverdi

      From mikeverdi on We All Dream Alone ( The Book)

      Hello Peter, so pleased you are also still in there fighting. Sorry your having trouble with my Lulu link, I will look into to it. I’m so pleased to have got the book out, I’m sending for copies to give to the Cancer charity at St Lukes, maybe they can sell them. It’s surprising how three stubborn old buggers like you me and Bozz can last HaHa!
      Mike

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      2017/09/26 at 4:03 pm
      • Pommer

        From pommer on We All Dream Alone ( The Book)

        Hi Mike,
        glad to hear from you once more.I wish you luck with your venture.I did the same with my book:Selected Poems 2013, and donated proceeds to e newly formed Hospice Day centre in Honiton. Unfortunately poems don.’t sell all that well, but I tried,Like you I am lucky to be alive and fighting after 9 years.By the way, I got LuLu now. Great cover Mike congrats,be Lucky, Peter.

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        2017/09/26 at 6:24 pm
      • Stevef

        From stevef on We All Dream Alone ( The Book)

        Hi, Pommer,
        Click onto the link in my post seven replies above. That should get you there.
        Stevef

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        2017/09/26 at 4:38 pm
  • Savvi

    From savvi on S and M

    Well crafted and delightfully captured, I can clearly see the whole cameo playing out, you have a real talent for this type of descriptive poetry. I think you could lose stream in S6 as it doesn’t add anything and the rhyme is to close to dream. Best Keith

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    2017/09/26 at 7:15 am
    • Coolhermit

      From coolhermit on S and M

      Cheers Keith -d’you know, you’re right, I added ‘stream’ late while editing it here – I’ll take it off – it’s far too ‘cute to survive 🙂 Rick.

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      2017/09/26 at 7:21 am
  • Savvi

    From savvi on How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

    Well done Luigi a horticultural extravaganza some great lines, well penned. Thank you for the most enjoyable educational read and thank you for joining in. Best Keith

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    2017/09/26 at 7:04 am
    • Ionicus

      From ionicus on How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

      Thank you Keith. I too have been educated by my spouse in regard to the variety and behaviour of different plants. See my comment to Shywolf.
      I participated because I thought the poetry challenge was in need of a fillip but it looks as if not many people are attracted by the idea.
      Best, Luigi.

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      2017/09/26 at 10:35 am
  • Shywolf

    From shywolf on How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

    A marvelous entry for the poetry challenge, Luigi. You must have a green thumb as well as a poet’s ear to interweave plant names in your stanzas without it reading awkwardly. I especially like these lyrical lines: Of the latter there’s a mass/like the Japanese forest grass/with leaves that cascade/and turn red in the fall. Well rendered, my friend, with such vivid imagery.

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    2017/09/26 at 3:13 am
    • Ionicus

      From ionicus on How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

      Very kind of you, Shy.
      I am going to be honest and confess that I am an ignoramus about flora and rely entirely on my wife to tell me which ones are plants and which ones are weeds.
      The poem is a mixture of questioning and imagination. Glad the combination worked.

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      2017/09/26 at 10:24 am
  • Pommer

    From pommer on Bags of Bones

    Well, this is a brilliant reflection on one of the stages of life .It could have been my late wife and myself..Brilliantly executed.As for the poetry,I agree coolhermit,.Congrats on the nomination..Be lucky, Peter.

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    2017/09/25 at 3:42 pm
    • Coolhermit

      From coolhermit on Bags of Bones

      Thanks for liking it, Peter, I’m approaching that stage myself – another few years to go 🙂 Rick.

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      2017/09/25 at 3:46 pm
  • Ionicus

    From ionicus on Uncle Lev

    A philosophical concept too difficult for a young mind to grasp and which requires maturity to be fully understood.
    A short piece skilfully crafted, Glenn. Well done.

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    2017/09/25 at 12:45 pm
    • Shywolf

      From shywolf on Uncle Lev

      Yes, maturity does have its rewards, doesn’t it? It is the foundation upon which we First Nation people place such a high regard for our elders. They are the keepers and givers of wisdom. Thank you for your generous comment, Luigi.

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      2017/09/26 at 2:51 am
  • Ionicus

    From ionicus on A Conker for the nature table (Nature Challenge)

    Only the two of us, Keith, have answered the call of ‘nature’. If I hadn’t decided at the last moment to give it a try you would have been the only representative. I am afraid the site is suffering the old malaise of apathy and driving people away.
    Now that I have expressed my gripe, let me congratulate you on an excellent entry, very much appreciated by me. It is the kind of poetry that appeals to me: lyrical, clear and unambiguous. Thanks for sharing it.
    Best, Luigi.

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    2017/09/25 at 12:33 pm
  • Stevef

    From stevef on Uncle Lev

    A thought-provoking little piece that’ll stay with me for a while. Puts me in mind of those marvellous Readers Digest ‘Thoughts For The Day.
    Impressed.

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    2017/09/25 at 6:42 am
    • Shywolf

      From shywolf on Uncle Lev

      Thanks, mate, a Readers Digest ‘Thoughts For The Day’ is an apt description of my little piece. I’m glad you found it thought-provoking, that’s what makes writing so rewarding for me.

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      2017/09/26 at 2:43 am
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