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WARMING THE COCKLES

Last week I wrote about idolatry. This week I learned it.

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Guest — grahaeme barrasford young
I can never get past line 4 of 'Shall I compare...' because I simply cannot remember the last word is 'date'
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:00
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IDOLATRY - OR BARDOLATRY?

This is what contemplation of one small poem leads you to.

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ARE THEMED POETRY COLLECTIONS BEST?

Maybe. It worked for Sharon Olds, for example, with Stag’s Leap, winner of this year’s T S Eliot prize.

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Guest — Pete Armetta
Seriously I do think ANY poetry collection has to have some kind of theme, whether obvious or nuanced. There has to be a thread or... Read More
Sunday, 28 April 2013 11:04
Guest — Mazrilyn
Once again, thank you for this Happenstance - it has answered a lot of unanswered, pondering questions.
Sunday, 28 April 2013 11:07
Guest — Rennie Parker
I find over-constructed thematic collections very irritating. I don't want to read 50 poems about someone's divorce, for instance.... Read More
Sunday, 28 April 2013 17:29
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TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG?

And is there a blogjam? Probably, yes.

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Guest — Robin Houghton
Thanks for this - I came to you from Kim Moore's tweet stream - another serendipitous happening in the blogosphere! I agree that ... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2013 16:41
Guest — Nell Nelson
What a lovely comment, Robin. I couldn't agree more.
Monday, 15 April 2013 17:05
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THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STANZAS

This is cheating. I am really thinking about StAnza.

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WHAT STICKS IN THE MIND

I couldn’t even remember at first which poem it came from — it was the image that stuck.

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Guest — Clare Best
I've always been a great fan of WH Davies. Beautiful image this, no wonder it stays with you, and recurs. Thank you for the post N... Read More
Sunday, 03 March 2013 11:10
Guest — Elly
I want to keep the "little things with beating hearts" image close to me too. Thanks. Great post.
Sunday, 03 March 2013 13:18
Guest — jenny galton-fenzi
I often think there should be a name for this - perhaps there is? - when the thing that lingers in your mind is not the main exper... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:09
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