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Name JOHN PIRTLE
User Name LONGJON
Birthday 27/04/1945
Specialism Poetry
Location Other International
Interests Pottery,Photography,Writing.
Profile Live in Auckland, New Zealand, having emigrated here in 1965. Am a Potter and amateur photographer, learning about astronomy. Building a collection of the publications of NZ poets (Fleur Adcock, James K.Baxter,Ruth Dallas, Hone Tuwhare).

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A BED FANTASY by LONGJON Word Count: 100
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8 Jul 2003

A Fine and Private Place by LONGJON Word Count: 52
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Just a short one, as an exercise 
29 Aug 2005

Afterthought by LONGJON Word Count: 14
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Haiku 
22 Jul 2003

All Smoke and Mirrors by LONGJON Word Count: 3155
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Since it is the anniversary of Marilyn Monroes death, this is a piece I started some time ago, but never finished. 
6 Aug 2003

Arising by LONGJON Word Count: 13
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Haiku 
16 Sep 2003

Bicycle by LONGJON Word Count: 16
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Haiku 
26 Jul 2003

BLUE by LONGJON Word Count: 102
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Part of exercise 
3 Dec 2004

CAPEWARDS by LONGJON Word Count: 176
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East Cape is a remote part of the Horth Island. The Tuhoi people are the Iwi or tribe of the area, and are known as the "Children of the Mist", because of the misty Urewera Forest in the centre of the Cape, that they inhabit. 
16 Jun 2003

CLEPSYDRA by LONGJON Word Count: 135
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In the mould of some of the Russian poets, such as Akhmatova. 
14 Apr 2004

Coffee by LONGJON Word Count: 14
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Haiku 
5 Sep 2003

COLUMBUS CAFE by LONGJON Word Count: 197
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1 Oct 2004

Dew by LONGJON Word Count: 14
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Haiku 
20 Jul 2003

ETERNAL REST by LONGJON Word Count: 305
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Part 4 
18 Jul 2003

GORGEOUS GEORGE THE GREEN GIRAFFE by LONGJON Word Count: 283
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19 Aug 2003

HAIKU IN GREY by LONGJON Word Count: 11
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Traditional Haiku Form 
30 Apr 2004

IF ONLY by LONGJON Word Count: 116
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25 Jul 2004

INSANITY by LONGJON Word Count: 120
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Because there are no boundaries?? 
25 Apr 2004

KAIKOURA by LONGJON Word Count: 169
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a beautiful small town on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The Seaward Kaikouras are a range of mountains behind the town whose feet sit almost in the sea. 
30 Jun 2003

MICKEY THE MONKEY by LONGJON Word Count: 430
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Either a big one for kids, or one for big kids! Intended to make as much use as possible of words and the sound of words. 
21 Jul 2003

Moebius by LONGJON Word Count: 111
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A sonnet - reworked from "The Path" 
28 Jul 2003

Morning by LONGJON Word Count: 12
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Haiku. 
18 Jul 2003

Nadir by LONGJON Word Count: 16
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Haiku - 'cause its not all cherry blossoms and sunsets. 
4 Aug 2003

NIGHTWATCH by LONGJON Word Count: 150
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Why can't you go to college to learn how to die. (This is the last one on this subject!) 
19 Apr 2004

Nocturne by LONGJON Word Count: 56
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10 May 2004

On such a day as executions fall by LONGJON Word Count: 115
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Sonnet in English form. Final rework...... 
4 Aug 2003

Peaches by LONGJON Word Count: 13
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Haiku 
29 Jul 2003

Rain Threads by LONGJON Word Count: 14
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Haiku 
24 May 2004

ROUNDELAY by LONGJON Word Count: 165
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Reworked following discussion with a friend 
14 Jan 2004

Snatcher The Cat by LONGJON Word Count: 187
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A little more poetry for children. 
20 Sep 2003

STASIS by LONGJON Word Count: 225
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Don't know what the motivation for this one was. 
17 Jul 2003

Streetlights by LONGJON Word Count: 12
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A near haiku. 
15 Jul 2003

Talk It Over by LONGJON Word Count: 163
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Something for adults this time! 
27 Sep 2003

TEMPORAL by LONGJON Word Count: 121
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An exercise 
21 Apr 2004

The Bed by LONGJON Word Count: 102
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Beginners First Piece. 
28 Jun 2003

The Bed 2 by LONGJON Word Count: 101
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6 Jul 2003

The Box by LONGJON Word Count: 6635
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27 Aug 2003

THE BOY AND THE BED by LONGJON Word Count: 297
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A re-work of The Bed Fantasy ( bit more than 100 words) 
11 Jul 2003

THE CITY by LONGJON Word Count: 123
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The end result of a very grey, cold, dreary Thursday. The "chains" are the roads running all over the city that on a wet, grey day seemed just like chains. 
23 Jul 2003

The Gardener by LONGJON Word Count: 3893
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Revenge or retribution? 
23 Jul 2003

The Hullabaloo with the Hairy Nose. by LONGJON Word Count: 264
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"And now for something completely different!" Or to paraphrase a certain Oxford Union Debate attended by David Lange, then Prime Minister of New Zealand, "Vive La Difference!" To be read with tongue firmly in cheek. 
13 Jul 2003

THE POETRY CLASS by LONGJON Word Count: 186
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Attended a poetry class at Auckland Uni recently... 
6 Jun 2005

Tick Tock. by LONGJON Word Count: 1305
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A first attempt. 
13 Jul 2003

TINBUM by LONGJON Word Count: 190
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I think this is poetry?? (No it doesn't scan! )PS - THIS IS MYBIRTHDAY POEM. 
27 Apr 2004

Tocsin by LONGJON Word Count: 103
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An attempt to write in an earlier style! 
5 Jul 2003

Tomorrow by LONGJON Word Count: 74
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29 May 2004

TOUCH by LONGJON Word Count: 16
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Not strictly haiku form. 
23 Feb 2004

Traditional Haiku by LONGJON Word Count: 10
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9 Mar 2004

Waka Huia by LONGJON Word Count: 229
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After the style of Hone Tuwhare 
17 May 2004

Words by LONGJON Word Count: 36
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Something Light ! 
1 Oct 2003

YOUNG MEN by LONGJON Word Count: 91
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After the style of Robert Frost 
6 May 2004



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