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by Ros
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Peak District
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Peak District

Thanks, David. Putting the poem on here spurred me on to improve the last verses, so it's been a Good Thing.

Got any of those stem ginger ones?
by Ros
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Peak District
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Peak District

Thanks for all the careful reads and kind comments. I'll think about the start! I'm not sure it fits so well now in any case, as the end of the poem has taken a rather different direction from the one it started from. I meant - the limestone cavern (roof) drips and produces stalagmites. But I suppos...
by Ros
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Kind of Loving
Replies: 26
Views: 2823

Re: A Kind of Loving

Yes, a lovely tribute. I enjoyed the first two and the last line most. And the cardboard guards. The images of Nog and dragons were so strong I was hoping it would all be about that, rather than the two lines about his other work. I remember Noggin the Nog, and Ivor the Engine, and the Clangers... N...
by Ros
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Triduum
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Triduum

I think this is very powerful, Bob, especially Thursday. Least keen I think on Friday, perhaps because poetically 'and pray for all this to be true' seems a bit prosaic. (In my experience, priests often lose their red robes on Friday and perform only in black, though of course that may not be what C...
by Ros
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Peak District
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Peak District

Peak District I do not long for the white peak, its grey circled lichen on drystone walls, cattle-stamped mud and mutters of rain, gentle dales and limestone caverns dripping slow stalagmites. I long for the dark of peat and damp sphagnum, rough sparkle of millstone grit. On tors purpled by heather ...
by Ros
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Dark Days
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Dark Days

Hi Jimmy, Good villanelle here. I haven't read the original so that I could come fresh to the revision. I think it works well - the only bits that jarred with me were Season’s unreason revisits again, pools, rules and cools as it burrows within. - I found pools, rules and cools rather hard to get my...
by Ros
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Kill the Zombie
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Kill the Zombie

Hi Bob, There's a very effective sense of viciousness in this poem! There's a great sense of pace and triumph at the end. I was a little confused about whether the narrator had known the woman in real life, or only virtually. unfeeling cypher, virtual woman, and mention of distance made me think pro...
by Ros
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Hello All

Thanks, everyone, for the welcome. I suppose I should just dive in!

Rosemary
by Ros
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Hello All

Another newcomer here, though I see it's just me and the GoogleBot at present! My name is Rosemary, and I've been posting over on the Wild forum for some time now. David kindly suggested I try this British forum, so I've done a bit of lurking and you don't look too ferocious. I'm past the beginner s...