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THE GIFT

Age. There is a demographic thing happening and we are in it.

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Guest — christina fletcher
I really love your mother's story. What a joy to have a mum who wrote with such simple compassion.
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:08
Guest — Mary
I felt deeply moved by your words and the gentleness of them Nell. A very thoughtful piece that feels like you have taken a little... Read More
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:10
Guest — Helen E
Thank you for sharing this, Nell xxxx
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:58
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THE QUIET ONES THAT AREN'T

They look quiet. But they’re not.

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AND ANOTHER THING POETRY CAN DO

is take you places. I mean real geographical places.

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Guest — Simon R. gladdish
Dear Nell I think that place often has a profound effect on production. My father set many of his poems in Uganda where he lived ... Read More
Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:52
Guest — Nell Nelson
Yes, quite right, Simon. I didn't know your father wrote poems too. That's a nice detail. Yes, StAnza next week. A fabulous festiv... Read More
Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:55
Guest — Simon R. Gladdish
Dear Nell I would love to but after an expensive month in France, I'm afraid that I simply can't afford it. Best wishes from Sim... Read More
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:04
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SOME OF THE REASONS

I find liking poetry more difficult than I used to. What a confession!

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HOW NOT TO PROMOTE POETRY

“As to the Adjective: When in doubt, strike it out.” So said Mark Twain in Pudd’nhead Wilson – and he knew a thing or two.

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
Nell, when I read your blog, I always smile, whether in recognition, reverence or rue. This time all three, the last because I am ... Read More
Sunday, 24 August 2014 11:42
Guest — Nell Nelson
Completely agree about the Chinese contributor!
Sunday, 24 August 2014 11:47
Guest — brian ings
Unsuitable blurb Dull and unfeeling Deceptively noisy. Left my cat reeling!. Opaque. Hewn from concrete. Murky, maladroit, clayey... Read More
Sunday, 24 August 2014 13:19
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CHOC-LIT TAKES OVER

You're getting obsessed with chocolate.

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Guest — Annie
Excellent! Now for the T-shirts, mugs, mouse-mats, big brown balloons....
Sunday, 10 August 2014 11:41
Guest — Mary
I ave to ask...the Men coming to do something with or in the cupboards? Fill with chocolate perhaps...
Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:25
Guest — Nell Nelson
Kitchen fitters, Mary. A nightmare. Don't ask.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:11
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