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Southlight

Post by David2 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:39 am

You cast your bread on the water, and sometimes - months later - it doesn't come back soggy. These nice people - http://www.southlight.ukwriters.net/ - are going to include four of my poems in their Autumn 2013 issue.

Dumfries & Galloway. I know where we are in relation to that. On a clear day - as I may have said before - we can see the Mull.

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Re: Southlights

Post by Nash » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:49 am

Very well done, David. Four? That's quite something!

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Re: Southlights

Post by Ros » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:00 am

Yes, well done!

How come this has got to 13 issues but no one I know has ever heard of it?

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Re: Southlights

Post by David2 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:14 am

Thanks, N & R.
Ros wrote:How come this has got to 13 issues but no one I know has ever heard of it?
I dunno. It does look very local, but seems to have some very decent editors. I like local.

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Re: Southlights

Post by Antcliff » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:33 am

Excellent! A Manx incursion north of the border eh. Well done indeed.
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Re: Southlights

Post by David2 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:41 am

Antcliff wrote:Excellent! A Manx incursion north of the border eh. Well done indeed.
Thanks, Seth. I'm reiving again! Province by province. It's how the Romans started, y'know.

Have you been in this one? I'd have thought it was right up your strait. Well, nearly.

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Re: Southlights

Post by Antcliff » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Have you been in this one? I'd have thought it was right up your strait. Well, nearly.
It is. No, I've not been in it. Darn.
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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Have the 4 been here?
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Re: Southlight

Post by Magpie Jane » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:40 pm

Wow, that's terrific, David.

Awesomely well done, and congratulations! (x4)!

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Re: Southlight

Post by David2 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:52 pm

This arrived, unexpectedly, in the post this morning, and it's quite a lovely thing. My poems nestle on a page opposite the end of an essay by James Kelman. Well I was impressed.

They're from some of my back pages -

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Post by Ros » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:07 pm

They are lovely, David, particularly no 2. Very much enjoyed re-reading these. Your style has changed quite a lot since then?

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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:50 pm

Congrats again. I am ordering this, so will read the 4 poems in the thing itself!

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Re: Southlight

Post by Macavity » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:42 am

Congratulations David. Often find your poems addictively readable and these are no exception.

cheers

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Re: Southlight

Post by David2 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks, Ros, Seth and Mac. Very glad you enjoyed them. Hope you enjoy the mag, Seth. And they're open for submissions for the next issue!
Ros wrote:Very much enjoyed re-reading these. Your style has changed quite a lot since then?
Thanks, Ros. That's an oddly worrying comment, though! (Has it?)

Cheers all

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Re: Southlights

Post by k-j » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:32 am

Ros wrote:Yes, well done!

How come this has got to 13 issues but no one I know has ever heard of it?

Ros
How that poem (the second one) has gone three years without being published elsewhere I can't imagine.

A great set of four, that, two and four especially. If there is a difference between then and now, I think it's that the older ones are blunter, pushier. You're maybe more relaxed these days.
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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:19 pm

Went ahead and read them. My fave was no. 4..being especially up my street...or perhaps, more accurately, up the side of my hill.

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Re: Southlight

Post by Magpie Jane » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:00 pm

Excellent stuff. All of them, but no. 2 is my personal favourite.

Congrats once more!

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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:24 pm

This has arrived and looks very nice indeed.

The excellent poems of Mr D. Callin esq. are adjacent to the James Kelman essay.


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Re: Southlight

Post by David » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Antcliff wrote:This has arrived and looks very nice indeed.

The excellent poems of Mr D. Callin esq. are adjacent to the James Kelman essay.
He's thrilled, no doubt.

This is quite an old one now, though. Should be another one soon, Seth! (Sans me - they discourage successive submissions. Might have a go for the next one. You should too.)

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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:52 pm

Sans me - they discourage successive submissions
Northwords Now does the same.

I was interested to see Southlight had some Scots and Gaelic poems from the Wigtown Poetry Competition.
And I liked your self-description.."coming from the deep south of the Kingdom of the Isles".

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Re: Southlight

Post by David » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:25 pm

Antcliff wrote:And I liked your self-description.."coming from the deep south of the Kingdom of the Isles".
That's geographically and historically accurate!

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Re: Southlight

Post by Antcliff » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:30 pm

David wrote:
Antcliff wrote:And I liked your self-description.."coming from the deep south of the Kingdom of the Isles".
That's geographically and historically accurate!
Indeed.....time to raise the flag again?...go independent of Scotland, England, Ireland?. .and of course Norway?...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kingd ... les-en.svg
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Re: Southlight

Post by Mic » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:57 pm

I remember reading thee. They are all really good.

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Re: Southlight

Post by David » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Thank you, Michaela!

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