A fond farewell

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A fond farewell

Post by camus » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:59 am

Hey all.

I've decided to hang up my poetic boots, they weren't making much ground anyhow, hardly worn really.

I'll admit that I find the "poetic" establishment and many of the people involved tiresome and sickeningly middle class. It's just not for me anymore. This place has become staid, I can almost smell the tweed.

That said, I've met some wonderful people on here, had some great times, and I believe progress was made with my own writing ! I wish you all the very best.

If anyone would like to keep in touch I'm on Facebook - Kris Thain

So if you'd like to de-activate me as a "mod" (Seems some boring uptight twats aren't too happy with my lack of contributions)

Of course I may pop in from time to time, see how ya'll doing.

Take care all

Kris x
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by k-j » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:32 am

All the best Kris, I've really enjoyed hanging out on PG with you. Despite your fondness for Leonard Cohen, you've written some brilliant poems.

I deleted my facebook account so I guess this is (boo hoo) goodbye...

Fare thee well mate, I'll miss you.

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by Mic » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:18 am

See you on facial book still, I hope, Kris.

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by David2 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:16 pm

Mic wrote:See you on facial book still, I hope, Kris.
Aye. I'll be there too. I'll miss you here, though. You never wrote as many poems as you should have done.

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by Antcliff » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:41 pm

I really liked those recordings of you reading your poetry, Kris. I hope you won't pack that in!
Good luck!

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by camus » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:26 pm

Thanks guys.

It is a shame really, but I just don't have the erm...Capacity? for it any longer. And it seems odd and indeed unfair to be a mod whilst not actually engaging in the purpose of the forum!

But if the bug ever bites again I'll be sure to disinfect it.

See you on Facial Book, Ha!
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by Oskar » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:55 pm

camus wrote:This place has become staid, I can almost smell the tweed.
Too bloody true! :lol:
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by brianedwards » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:15 am

camus wrote: This place has become staid, I can almost smell the tweed.
:D
Agreed.

You'll be back. Daft sod.

Love you man.

xx

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Re: A fond beginning

Post by Macavity » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:22 am

Just checked back to 2004...hopefully the stranger will live on...

cheers

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by pseud » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:36 am

sorry to read this, but it is logical.

Not sure if my absence of presence is more to blame for the "staid."

I think I have befriended the wrong Kris Thain on FB.

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by Magpie Jane » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:43 am

Awww . . . sorry to see you go, Kris.
Whatever you do next, best of luck with it! Image

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Re: A fond farewell

Post by camus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:49 am

I think I have befriended the wrong Kris Thain on FB.
You mean there's more than one! Odd...

Thanks, Jane, I'll be knocking around, just not writing poems, probably...
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by pseud » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:08 am

tried again, ha!
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by camus » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:18 pm

It ain't me babe!

I think when you search for a name on FB a small icon appears from your profile, mine is Philip Larkin, if that's any help Pseud?
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by pseud » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:28 pm

not a rice burner? Oh my...

Well Facebook just doesn't want us to be friends then
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Re: A fond farewell

Post by twoleftfeet » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:05 pm

Kris,

Everyone needs to [s]leave[/s] take a sabbatical from PG at least once, in my view, to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

As has been said, your distinctive voice will be sorely missed - until you come roaring back in a Big Yellow Taxi.

Poetry has always been the property of the middle classes - it's up to us to move in next-door and bring the property values down.

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