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  • stormwolf

    From stormwolf on Halloween

    Haha That gave me a good laugh!
    Could have been anything !
    Alison x

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    2022/11/26 at 9:18 am
  • stormwolf

    From stormwolf on The Fallen.

    I love poetry like this, that says so much in a few well chosen words. It is a skill and one you naturally exhibit in so much if your work.
    I was going to say “in the heart “
    Rather than “on the heart”
    then I realised that we wear the poppy pinned to the area of the heart.

    What would our fallen think of today’s world I ask myself.
    It’s just as well they did not live to see their sacrifices were all in vain ( IMHO)

    Good to read you again Sue
    Alison x

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    2022/11/26 at 8:51 am
    • sweetwater

      From sweetwater on The Fallen.

      Hi Alison, so good to hear from you again, I was beginning to feel rather lost on this site lately, so few submissions. I miss all the names I knew so well and the inspiration I found in their work.
      I didn’t realise a poppy was supposed to be worn on the left because it’s over the heart, until just before Remembrance Day.
      I have Mike Verdi to thank for my minimalist way of writing, he took me under his wing and made me ‘cut out all unnecessary words’ I still hear him saying it every time I write. And I need to thank you too, for always being such an inspiration to me, I so admire your poetry, ever since I first joined and read your work it set a standard for me which is always in my mind when I write, and one which I’m still trying to reach.
      Although since I lost my adored Spaniel, my muse really, I struggle to write anything. So much of the joy I felt with him, also left with him.
      Take care, sue xx

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      2022/11/26 at 2:24 pm
      • stormwolf

        From stormwolf on The Fallen.

        Oh I am so sad to hear of your loss. I understand fully. It happened to me when my cat Pushka aged 19, could not cope with my latest move. A sense of disbelief descended, then excrutiating loss. I beat myself up that I had moved after being 15 years in my last house but he had weathered three moves before that.
        If he had only been able to stay 6 more months to get me over the worst but he was worn out. For three weeks I sat on packing cases waiting for furniture, the garden a windswept reflection of my inner emptiness.
        My home is now alive with love and laughter and my new cat Milo, part Norweigan Forest Cat. Life goes on.
        I often think of Mike and Bozz too. So many who gave us encouragement and inspiration. I am sad to see so few posting but seeing as I am guilty too I think perhaps a sign of the times. I am glad to be back because I need the stimulation and I enjoy reading people’s work.
        I had so much to engage in in Edinburgh, especially my work in Greyfriar’s Kirk. It shut down like so many places during the pandemic . It is recovering but my dearest colleague succumbed to cancer during that time, a great shock and loss as we were so enthusiastic about the Kirk and the wonderful history.
        Anyway, I am blethering on haha. I do hope things pick up and i have confidence they will.
        Your work blossomed once you saw that others loved your style. I have told you many times, I feel it comes from another era when you wrote poetry too. 🙂
        Good to be back.
        Alison xx

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        2022/11/26 at 4:05 pm
  • stormwolf

    From stormwolf on Letting Things Happen

    A very interesting poem. I took it as a metaphor about life.
    We just keep digging and live in the moment. Two people are better than one going through the rigours alone.
    I often think of how brave we actually are in the obstacle race of life.
    Non of us know what monkey wrench will be thrown in our wheels, what tragedies we may have to confront, yet we just keep digging knowing nobody gets out of this alive in the end.
    The poem spoke to me of how we have the ability to encourage others too in perseverance.
    I liked this a lot.
    Alison x

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    2022/11/26 at 8:45 am
  • stormwolf

    From stormwolf on Life and death

    Hi Supratik
    A very heartfelt and moving poem. There is a sense of proud resistance against a world gone crazy.
    There is indeed a death cult pulling the strings just now but their time is at hand.
    The older I get the more futile I see war, for we are all connected so we fight against ourselves if we engage.

    Great suffering is evident but love always wins in the end.
    Alison x

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    2022/11/26 at 8:35 am
  • stormwolf

    From stormwolf on My

    A hauntingly atmospheric peek into a slice of time.
    It takes courage to write like this.
    I cannot understand the lack of comments.
    Reading it, I am there and it’s a sad sense of isolation but it is written with sensitivity.
    Well done
    Alison x

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    2022/11/26 at 8:29 am
  • sweetwater

    From sweetwater on May life

    I love this. Perfect to have as a quote framed on the wall.

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    2022/11/14 at 7:49 pm
  • marvo

    From marvo on Letting Things Happen

    Love this

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    2022/11/04 at 9:54 am
  • supratik

    From supratik on At Last-My Dream Came True.

    A connection with two worlds. Enjoyed reading.

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    2022/11/03 at 6:26 am
  • sweetwater

    From sweetwater on The drama

    Reminds me of my school days and bullies.

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    2022/11/02 at 3:03 pm
  • sweetwater

    From sweetwater on Letting Things Happen

    Interesting, and very surreal. Still pondering on what the meaning is.

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    2022/10/07 at 10:49 pm
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