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SHUTTING THE READER OUT

There are poems that won’t let me in. Not enough room.

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Guest — Eleanor
Yes, and there are also poetry events which don't invite the listener in, or not in a good way - and probably ones where you're in... Read More
Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:55
Guest — Gill Learner
I guess, I hope, that doesn't apply to the Stanza festival?!
Sunday, 23 November 2014 15:25
Guest — Nell Nelson
It never applies to StAnza. Infinitely welcoming and heartwarming. ... Read More
Sunday, 23 November 2014 15:54
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POETRY THAT ISN'T

Over the last few years I’ve seen quite a lot of it.

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Guest — Simon R. Gladdish
Dear Nell It sounds fascinating. ( My poetry tends to rhyme and scan but then I'm a bit old fashioned in that way.) Perhaps poet... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 11:03
Guest — Nell Nelson
I think what Lydia is doing is just writing in an interesting way -- and some writing doesn't have to be called 'poetry'. In fact,... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 11:52
Guest — Harriet Rowland
.......Simply observing Lydias' metamorphosis from poet larva to colourful, expansive, exciting, writing aritst has been one of th... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 21:02
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FIVE REASONS WHY

Five reasons why I like this poem.b2ap3_thumbnail_John_Skelton.jpg

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Guest — Alastair Philipson
You're so right about Skelton, he is direct and very much alive (perhaps being a Yorkshire man?). He is a proper laureate poet and... Read More
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:48
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WHO HAS SEEN THE EARWORM?

Waking to the wind gusting the trees outside the window, I thought of Christina Rossetti.

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
This is one of the poems from my childhood that I still hold, in its entirety, in my mind. I used to say the poem to my children, ... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:26
Guest — Nell Nelson
I like 'Who has seen the earthworms?' Now if I'd only thought of that... Isn't it lovely when two people remember the same poem ... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:20
Guest — Tristan Moss
I think the word 'earworm' carries a negative connotation, and I'm not sure using it about a line in a poem one loves or cannot fo... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 22:11
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THINGS ARRANGED IN THREES

The time has come. I can’t put it off another day.

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Guest — Simon R. Gladdish
Dear Helena This is a lovely piece about a fine poet. My favourite bit was the final stanza 'The Departure of the Good Daemon.' W... Read More
Sunday, 05 October 2014 13:31
Guest — Alfie
Simon, perhaps he could only compose verse under the influence of copious quantities of crab-apple cider; and perhaps Larkin just ... Read More
Sunday, 05 October 2014 18:41
Guest — frances corkey thompson
Lovely mellow fruitfulness, Nell-o.
Sunday, 05 October 2014 19:49
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WESTRON WYNDE WHEN WILT THOU BLOW?

There are old poems and there are new poems. But some of the new ones feel old and some of the old ones feel new.

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Guest — Elizabeth Barrett
The small rain, and the arms, and your mention of Spring put me in mind of the e.e. cummings poem which ends 'nobody, not even the... Read More
Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:16
Guest — jenny galton-fenzi
Thank you, Nell, for reminding about this magic poem, so full of longing for home. Another of my favourites: 'Grey goose and gand... Read More
Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:25
Guest — Brian
Please translate : westron and cryst What I read is "western" and "criest" as in "cry's out". What is the meaning of "The small ra... Read More
Saturday, 03 October 2015 03:43
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