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    Pilgrims and Poets.

    In the patchwork land of green and gold
    They walked where Chaucer’s tales were told
    Cross the rambling rustic shires
    To raise their eyes to the towering spires
    From far flung lands across the sea...
  2. Thread: Bus Stop.

    by Bowler
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    Bus Stop.

    She looked up past the street lights to the sodium sky, it was raining harder now, bouncing up from pavement flagstones, gurgling down kerbstone gutters.
    It had been a bad day, Old Mother Price...
  3. An interesting story and if indeed is your first...

    An interesting story and if indeed is your first effort its very good. As you have asked for any improvement we can offer, we have to identify any weakness in the story.

    I’m thinking on your wife...
  4. Thread: The Beehive.

    by Bowler
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    The Beehive.

    Interval
    A release of conversation
    Above me
    Vivaldi lingers in the blue mushrooms
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    Theatre smell
    Music dust in crushed burgundy
    Climbing the stairways
    To the halftime bars
    ~
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    The popular image of a poet is a guy wearing a...

    The popular image of a poet is a guy wearing a big hat wandering around a rose garden looking to the heavens for inspiration.
    Nah, don’t believe a word of it. Reckon they liked a trip to the pub...
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    The Dead Poets Society Reunion.

    This scribbler’s band, we understand meet yearly on Christmas Eve
    A gathering of poets and would you know it, more talent it’s hard to perceive
    At that den of sin a notorious inn called The Place...
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    Besmirched, bewildered, betrayed, left-behind,...

    Besmirched, bewildered, betrayed, left-behind, abandoned, run-aground, sinking, suffocated, stepped-on, squashed, flattened, destroyed, obliterated.
    The answer is a yes, also it reads like a list...
  8. Thread: Teaching Poetry

    by Bowler
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    Teaching Poetry

    ‘I take it you have read some poetry Bill?’
    ‘Well, bits and pieces like’.
    ‘Such as?’
    ‘Er- one by that sailor bloke, forget his name, I must go down to the sea again—‘
    ‘Yes, yes. John Masefield,...
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    Nice write it has the ring of some good phrasing....

    Nice write it has the ring of some good phrasing. I think it could be extended to maybe five stanzas. To write a poem in only three lines it has to have an immediate impact on the reader, that’s the...
  10. Thread: Cat.

    by Bowler
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    Cat.

    Look into that cold dismissive stare
    Ribbons of past lives are lying there
    Jade green eyes of mirrored mystery
    Roll back the tumbling years of history
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    This perfumed fur you understand
    Once...
  11. Thread: Run Boy Run

    by Bowler
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    Run Boy Run

    The leash undone and free to run
    Leaping bounding paws a’ pounding,
    Watch me master, faster, faster
    Now I’m going for all I’m worth
    Skimming over the cool sweet earth
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    Down, down the winding...
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    Thanks for reading and sorry, no not West Country...

    Thanks for reading and sorry, no not West Country but a London accent though its much scaled down.
    Much you can read on the net about the London accent is laughable i.e. rhyming slang is probably...
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    The marbles in the poem refer to an anti personal...

    The marbles in the poem refer to an anti personal mine that when triggered by a trip wire, a canister filled with metal balls jumps around three feet high and explodes, we called them Jumping Jacks...
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    Band of Brothers.

    The relapsed believer
    Discovers Jesus again
    Promises unconvincing fealty
    In return for divine protection
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    The useless undersized runt
    The butt of barrack room jokes
    Crawls through hell
    To...
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    Counselling at the White Heart.

    Now don’t yer go a’ looking backwards
    What’s done is done, the die is cast
    No good can come of ponderation
    It’s over now it’s gorn and past
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    There’s doings out there to be done
    No good staring...
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    First there is no magic formula and the bottom...

    First there is no magic formula and the bottom line is any value placed on what you write is given by the reader not the writer. I would start by saying read poetry, it will only cost your time and...
  17. Thread: waste of time

    by Bowler
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    Your story i.e. Coma is there on page one with 4...

    Your story i.e. Coma is there on page one with 4 replies, check it out.
  18. Thread: Strawberries.

    by Bowler
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    Strawberries.

    The small man hid behind the Sunday newspaper, through the open window the smells of summer merged with the tang of furniture polish. He stole a glance to his right. She had never been beautiful;...
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    ‘This poem is yours’ Thank you, accepted with...

    ‘This poem is yours’

    Thank you, accepted with much enjoyment. I do like poetry that speaks to the reader.
    I am a firm believer that words have only one function and that is to communicate so...
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    She would probably try to fit something very...

    She would probably try to fit something very personal into the meat grinder. But no she is an excellent cook she makes, among other dishes, a variety of soups that are fit for the gods.
    But this...
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    Food Glorious Food.

    Now listen guys and listen well
    For I have a tragic tale to tell
    Our manly ways are in decline
    Because we are forced to sit and dine
    On packets which our wives unwrap
    Tasteless junk and plastic...
  22. Thread: Twang.

    by Bowler
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    Twang.

    The plain moon faced girl behind the shop counter looked at her watch. Ten minutes to closing time, a bit early but there hadn’t been a customer for the last half hour. She opened the till to cash up...
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    No, there is absolutely no need for any apology,...

    No, there is absolutely no need for any apology, Play it Again Sam I intended to be a reference to Casablanca. My comment was its rather sad when the old stars cannot recognize when its time to...
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    Thoughts of Summer.

    Quiet the fields of Camberley
    In the dew wet dreaming dawn
    Half light from the lazy sun
    Wakes the Sunday summer morn
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    Munching cows, round eyed patient
    Assemble at the milking sheds
    Alarm...
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    Thank you for your comments and for taking the...

    Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to read. Personally I feel there is something rather sad in the poem as it deals with the inevitable decline of those who once climbed the peaks...
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