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Anthony Di''anno Scarborough / United Kingdom, Male, 53
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  • POEM: ! Infamous Disgrace (PH Advertising Commentary 2014) by Alice Vedral Rivera (10/24/2014 12:26:00 PM)

    Here, here. An honest appraisal written by a true poet. I totally agree ph has moved away from encouraging poets to develop their art and moved into the realm of money making. The site itself is nigh on unworkable. When I originally joined ph it was because at that time it seemed to care about poetry and unlike most poetry forums it didn't award daft cups and silly medals. All a poet had to do was post their poetry, read and comment on others as they wished. The system worked simply and efficently. Now though it is a major chore just trying to access a poet's page. For me writing and reading poetry was a therapeutic and healing experience, now though it does nothing more that cause me grief. I always comd away from here feeling angry and disapointed.

    Thank you for raising the subject.

  • POEM: ~The Place Where Dreams Die~ by E Nigma (10/24/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    One of my many therapists told me that pain was a gift, needless to say I didn't tell him when my birthday was.

    I loved the line: 'unguided notes wandering in a symphony' Daniel obviously isn't a jazz fan. Those unguided notes are the essence of free will. It seems that everything has to be pigeon holed in order to make sense. Why? I blame the inadequacies of the one on the outside. I am probably not making much sense right now but what 'should' I do? Halt the free flow of my thoughts? Tidy up what I am saying for the benefit of the reader? Dreadful word 'should' it reeks of guilt and conformity. Which seems to be the foundation of most relationships. Ultimately we are all alone no matter how like minded we may appear.

    This poem is a great poem because it speaks from the poet's heart and doesn't give a rats backside about anything other than being what it is. I recognise myself in your writings, the anguish, the torture, the hope of redemption. You affect your readers E.

    Brilliant writing mate.

  • POEM: ~Someone Knows~ by E Nigma (10/24/2014 8:41:00 AM)

    Intriguing Ed. Do we ever know where people go when they're gone? I'll tell you what just popped into my head having read your poem a few times, the last two lines makes me wonder if we subconciously choose friends and lovers based on our unmet/unknown needs, hence we recognise the way they speak even though they have a different face to the last one.

    I enjoy the way you write, it causes me to ponder.

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  • Anthony Di''anno (10/19/2014 11:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi Richard,

    try Forward Poetry (just google their name) they run competitions etc and don't seem to mind if the poem has already been published online. They are what some would call a vanity press, however they have published my poems in three seperate books even though I haven't bought any of them. PM me if you want any more details.

  • Anthony Di''anno (5/29/2014 8:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello,

    saying it feels like hell with an o on the end but I thought I had better introduce myself.

    I am just a normal bloke doing normal things. I don't meditate, partake in any new age practise nor do I go around worrying ghosts.

    My faith is held in my belief that we are all poets and we are all vibrationary beings. As such we have the power to create. When I am wandering about my day to day I try to make sense of me and what surrounds me. My poems are the result of that process. I look forward to bumping into you and yours.

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