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badger11

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    Camping

    Thanks Tink. Our Labrador died quite young. I couldn't find anything when I looked, but she was spooked by something for sure. cheers badge
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    Jellyfish Whispers

    I have a couple appearing here... http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/2018/06/two-poems-from-phil-wood.html all the best Phil
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    London Grip

    Thanks Tony. Not too steamy. Otherwise the reader wouldn't see the words!
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    Camping

    Thanks Tony. Alertness, a keying into a world that we easily switch off in the concrete environment. I realise when walking in a forest why ancestors were less abstract in their belief systems. cheers Phil
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    In her garden

    Apologies for that Tony. Pleased you enjoyed. cheers Phil
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    Camping

    Revision Last night the wind and rain, wailing through the valley, kept us awake. Early morning, runes of red light across the stack of silent pines. And now this ink, an alphabet, crows in flight scrawling portents. You sneeze. No songbird sings. Our labrador barks and whines. Nonsense of course. Logging happens. Birds are just birds. We're not actors. --------------------------------------- Original Last night the wind and rain, wailing through the valley, kept us awake. Early morning, runes of red light across the stack of silenced pines. And now this ink, corvus in flight, an alphabet scrawling portents. You sneeze. No songbird sings. Our labrador barks at something.
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    Mineral Skies

    As always, a pleasure to read. The solitary does come through and 'sky' works for me. cheers Phil
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    In her garden

    Thanks Tink. I find syllabics a useful frame to break away from stress patterns. They provide a net when fishing for words. Once that challenge has been achieved, though in this case I didn't bother much, then I like to break the net and let the words swim! best badge
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    In her garden

    revision2 My labrador dreams. A blackbird sings, consumed by summer. Grasses samba across borders. Exuberance breathes - flowers a Fauve palette, Matisse alive and fearless. In solitude that black spotted leaf nudges tomorrow. revision My labrador sleeps. A blackbird sings consumed by summer. The flower border overflows. Exuberance dances here - a Fauve palette, Matisse alive and fearless. In solitude that brown leaf nudges tomorrow. ============================================================================ original Heat and tears. There's exuberance here. Its colour is fearless. In solitude that brown leaf nudges tomorrow.
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    After

    hi Tink, The poem is better for me without reference to the 'baggage' of the royal wedding context. best badge
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    After

    I like the soft sibilance of the opening, the liquid 'l' and the cut of the fricative 'v'; the mix of sensual and spiritual; the strength and renewal. A lot to be said for coupling! My one suggestion would be to drop 'morning' from the title since 'dawn' signifies time/beginning - made me think of the 'morning after' pill! Perhaps a new title title is needed and not just an edit? Or may be not. cheers badge
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    London Grip

    I have one appearing here: http://londongrip.co.uk/2018/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2018/#p_wood all the best Phil
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    Nine Muses Poetry

    Thank you very much Tink. Yes, I like to serve up foodie poems!
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    Nine Muses Poetry

    Thanks Tony. I draw resilience from PMO. My work colleague, who runs marathons, is William Williams - a classic Welsh name!
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    Basket of Potatoes

    Like that opening Tink. Makes me want to write about potatoes!
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