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badger11

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    Poetry Shed (1)

    Thank you very much Tony. I've learnt a lot from you (and Tink!)
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    Poetry Shed (1)

    I have one appearing here... https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/phil-wood-the-curators-confession/ all the best Phil
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    Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    earth soft under foot slapstick humour muddying a motherly smile
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    Beyond the dry stone wall

    Thanks Tony. The poem that prompted this write: https://allpoetry.com/A-Sort-Of-A-Song
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    Kiss

    Thanks Tony. I trust my readers 😀
  6. revision Her laconic neighbour uproots a mound of wildflowers. He buries bulbs within a copestone circle, gritting the soil so they will not rot in wet. He empties his glass after digging. This slow labour his way to root what can't be said. She cleans the kitchen window: finger smudges, lettering, a smiley face, runic codes, blemishes of rain that stutter intent. Beneath the sink she hoards the pot of gathered seeds. He told her that saxifraga means "stone-breaker". =========================================== original Her laconic neighbour uproots a mound of wildflowers. He buries bulbs within a copestone circle, gritting the soil so they do not rot. She cleans the kitchen window: finger smudges, codes, letters, blemishes of rain that stutter intent. She hoards her bag of saxifrage seeds.
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    Thorns

    Thanks Tink. Yes, I think the patent on this is very much WCW. cheers badge
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    Friday's always fresh fish

    Thanks Tink. I agree with you. Yes, two separate poems is probably the way to judge the attempt. cheers
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    Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    laughter runs with them dishevelled, cross-eyed, giddy its haphazard way
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    Trail of Dreams

    hi Tink, I noticed the Berryman poem in the reference section a few days ago. Interesting how a poet finds a 'form' that fits. As if the form is waiting to be discovered by the poet that needs that framework. I thought that conveyed the invention of a Berryman line. For immediacy and location? Just a thought. enjoyed badge
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    Kiss

    Thank you very much Tink. I wasn't sure so appreciate the encouragement.
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    Hastings castle

    fortress with dementia most original! Castle's elegance recedes into craggy beauty, an option?
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    Kiss

    I'm not a talker, kept in solitude, brought up by gran who liked her quiet. Words worm to an early grave, she'd mutter. I found the demons nested near the yews in the churchyard. Heard them nibbling the stumps of her corpse. I took them home. They never leave, hungry for chat, snuffling close-by, sniffing my sweat. Their voices as moist as gran's goodnight kiss.
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    Thorns

    Yes, thanks Tony. I'm okay with the adjective now, since your suggestion gives a pause which avoids a clipped final line. best Phil
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    Thorns

    Great. Thanks Tony. Steering away from the punctuation for now, but the pause for emphasis is still there. cheers Phil
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