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by Oskar
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: A PG Gathering in London Feb 2015
Replies: 87
Views: 12265

Re: A PG Gathering in London Feb 2015

I'd like to come out to play too. London is just down the road from me and it would be a pleasure to meet you all.
by Oskar
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Poetry WTF?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Poetry WTF?!

Thank you for pointing the way, Jane.
by Oskar
Fri May 02, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: British
Replies: 21
Views: 3503

Re: British

I’m not Scottish or Welsh. Born in England, of English parents. But I consider myself to be British. What interests me isn’t so much finding identity by looking back into the past, although it’s something that is unavoidable, but it’s what I can draw on NOW, going into the future that will give me a...
by Oskar
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Alain English - Falling Foward
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: Alain English - Falling Foward

by Oskar
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Alain English - Falling Foward
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Alain English - Falling Foward

by Oskar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: High Noon in Bedfordshire (was Five miles from... )
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Five miles from the nearest Little Chef… (Revised)

David wrote:How did Burnley get in there?
Ah, glad you asked. Brace your self -

by Oskar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Sweet Gene Vincent
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: Sweet Gene Vincent

Ooh, I like that Long Tall Sally clip. Outlandish!

Is it me, or does Graham Taylor look like Gene Vincent?! Or did Gene Vincent look like a young Ken Dodd? Either way, he was quite clearly a great performer. Gene Vincent, that is.

Ken Dodd is still on tour...
by Oskar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Sweet Gene Vincent
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Sweet Gene Vincent



by Oskar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: High Noon in Bedfordshire (was Five miles from... )
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Five miles from the nearest Little Chef…

Thanks, David.

I'm still not sure if S3 needs to be there at all. The poem probably fits better together without it. I can live with the title, unless something better occurs to me. I'll think on.

I've messed around with the ending. Still not happy with it, but it's improving, I think.
by Oskar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: St. Patrick's Chair
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: St. Patrick's Chair

David Hats off for keeping the metre under control. You've tamed the bucking bronco! It's very pleasing when read aloud, though you seem to have to dig in a little at S4 to keep the meter going, giving the suggestion of a bit of a struggle to keep the sense of the words in line with the even pulse y...
by Oskar
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: High Noon in Bedfordshire (was Five miles from... )
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Five miles from the nearest Little Chef…

Hello Seth,

Yes, l2 could go. There are cricket references- just seemed to fit somehow. Dunstable is in a bit of a state these days.

I'm toying with removing S3. Seems a little out of place now.

Cheers, Mike. Thanks for reading.
by Oskar
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: High Noon in Bedfordshire (was Five miles from... )
Replies: 10
Views: 547

High Noon in Bedfordshire (was Five miles from... )

REVISION 2 Even the cows have had enough. They’ve given up and gone, removed their silhouettes from the hill, turned their backs and wandered off to find a distant view of somewhere else. It’s sort of fizzled out and flopped, left the crease with battered knackers in a box. Crap handed town, doesn’t...
by Oskar
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Grave goods (v2)
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Grave goods

Joe

I like the idea and enjoyed it enough to have read it through a few times. You've definitely got something to work with here. It's nicely off-centre and probably already lives as a quirky performance piece. But as a poem? Needs a few more ingredients, I think.

Regards
by Oskar
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: In praise of one without second

I really, really like this, Mic. The philosophising flies over my head and the editorial about it in the last line of S1 is self-conscious and a definite dump for me. I'd get rid. The E.g. would need to go too. beloved seems like quite an elderly term to use. Especially as you end, rather splendidly...
by Oskar
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Wings - Another Day
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Wings - Another Day

I don't care, I don't care. I like it!

by Oskar
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: And me! in MIB!
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: And me! in MIB!

Three? That's just greedy! Well done YOU.
by Oskar
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Click here for the PG iPod
Replies: 58
Views: 46695

Re: Click here for the PG iPod

Suzanne! That voice of yours should be on prescription. You are a natural.
by Oskar
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Rather badly recorded somewhat embarrassing video of Ros
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: Rather badly recorded somewhat embarrassing video of Ros

There’s nothing to be embarrassed about here, as far as I can see. I enjoyed your readings, Ros. You deserve respect for standing up in front of your peers and delivering such authoritative renderings of your poetry. Thank you.
by Oskar
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: So, what shall we do...
Replies: 22
Views: 2530

Re: So, what shall we do...

May I suggest promoting the audio section more than is being done at the moment? I’ve always liked walking in and listening to Barrie, Kris et al read their poetry. Listening, instead of reading, brings its own peculiar pleasure. It gives words voice and personality. I particularly relish listening ...
by Oskar
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Click here for the PG iPod
Replies: 58
Views: 46695

Re: Click here for the PG iPod

I thank you.
by Oskar
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Poets Graves!
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

Re: Poets Graves!

I remember you... just.

You've got a fantastic poem in the Experienced Feature section - View from Cutacre Tip. I've gone backwards and fowards to look at that one over the years. Welcome back.
by Oskar
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: The most miserable time of the year.
Replies: 237
Views: 32026

Re: The most miserable time of the year.

Antcliff wrote:Whatever happened to Nick Lowe?
I believe he's being kept against his will in a lock-up, somewhere just outside Welwyn Garden City. I think his dad is pretty good.

Here's another one from the old imposter -

by Oskar
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Click here for the PG iPod
Replies: 58
Views: 46695

Re: Click here for the PG iPod

Thanks, Suzanne. You know something about audio files? Send something. Please. It would be great to hear another voice.

Regards,

Oskar