On Windows and Fish

The reading window is open. The envelopes are stacking up.

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Guest — christina fletcher
Oh no! 2B?
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Guest — Marjorie Neilson
You are not the only one to suffer from a Christmas senior moment. The reading group I go to decided we would bring a book wrappe... Read More
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Guest — Barbara Saunders
That's a year of your blog read. Time for bed!
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Poetics and Drinking Parties

I love the word symposium. I don’t know why.

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Guest — Cora Greenhill
Hello Helena, I love your sweet take on the word symposium? Would you mind if I quoted it in a short article I'm writing? Also, h... Read More
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Guest — Nell Nelson
Hi Cora -- please quote at will. I don't know whether any of the posy has been published, but mine hasn't -- some of the others ma... Read More
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It’s the month of new publications!

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Guest — James
I'll miss the launch by one day - too bad!
Sunday, 24 November 2013 12:51
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It’s a gorgeous thing when a poem arrives at a felicitous rhyme, a choice word that pops up by happenstance.

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Rhyming is not really difficult if you are actually dedicated. Writing a rhyme and poem Just needs some simply explained things ... Read More
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 23:19
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Plot and Counterplot, my own second collection, is in the HappenStance shop. You can buy it from here via PayPal, or by post, or go to the Shoestring Press website and purchase using their downloadable form. One of the poems inside is also available as a PoemCard.

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Getting and spending

What a week. Ooya-hun -- what a week! I warn you -- this blog entry is much too long.

No post last weekend because it was the fifth birthday party. Family were staying, including my sister sleeping in the study where I write this blog on a Sunday morning. It was the most complicated event I've ever attempted to organise. Mid-preparations, Gina Wilson's pamphlet was in its final stages -- I took a mock-up to the party itself to give to her for final checking.

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