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Tyburn Gallows


Gasping
rasping
clasping
grasping
condemned man's last gasping, rasping breath,
hands on the noose clasping, grasping- death

(* Tyburn was the site of public hangings in London from the 12th century,
executing everyone from Highwaymen to Clergymen, at what is now Marble Arch)

For contest 'write me a Tyburn', sponsor Kim Rodrigues

24th january 2018

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Date: 3/6/2018 8:35:00 AM
A very well thought out and well written piece Viv.
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Date: 2/18/2018 4:48:00 PM
Congrats. Glad I met you.
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Date: 2/17/2018 2:45:00 AM
Love your words of choice; fast paced and fun!
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Date: 2/15/2018 8:51:00 PM
Great take on the Tyburn ... wonderful work, Viv ... congrats, my friend! :-)
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Date: 2/3/2018 8:51:00 PM
Belated congrats on a fine tyburn historical write; it was quite difficult form for me but you sure got the hang of it!~Che :)
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Date: 2/3/2018 12:47:00 PM
Back with congrats! :) xomo!
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Date: 2/2/2018 8:57:00 PM
Reality slap! Love this one!! Well deserved win.
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Viv Wigley
Date: 2/3/2018 12:02:00 AM
Thanks, Lukas,yes, I'm verry happy with it. Regards, Viv
Date: 2/2/2018 1:06:00 PM
This was already a winner for me Viv. Especially with the history lesson for good measure.
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Date: 2/3/2018 12:03:00 AM
Thanks, Jean, first time lucky, methinks. Viv x
Date: 2/1/2018 8:38:00 PM
Viv, congratulations on this great piece :)
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:37:00 PM
Thanks, Eve, not bad for a first attempt. Downhill all the way now :)
Date: 2/1/2018 8:03:00 PM
Besides being a great poem, I love the fact that you added that historical twist. Superbly done, Viv.
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:38:00 PM
Thanks, Line, I'm so grateful for the coincidence. Regards, Viv
Date: 2/1/2018 7:46:00 PM
ok, NOW I see it. This one was so awesome. I say top of the heap!!!
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:38:00 PM
Thanks!
Date: 2/1/2018 7:45:00 PM
Viv, I just posted a note and it did not go through. I went to see winners' list and did not see your name on it.Am I in the twilight zone?
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:38:00 PM
If you are in the twilight zone, Andrea, we want you back!
Date: 2/1/2018 6:40:00 PM
Such an excellent Tyburn, Viv! And you chose a very historical fact for your theme too! Congratulations on your First Place win. Sandra :)
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:39:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra, we llearn something new every day x
Date: 2/1/2018 5:53:00 PM
Way to go, Viv!! Not only are you a brilliant poet, you are a master historian. Interesting information in a great tyburn.
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:39:00 PM
well, above average, but thanks for the comment :)
Date: 2/1/2018 5:36:00 PM
Neat connection you made with the city of Tyburn, making their gallows a topic of interest for the form. Congrats on your top placement.
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Date: 2/1/2018 4:37:00 PM
Congrats, me, I knew this would do well. Regards, me.
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Date: 2/1/2018 4:19:00 PM
Back to offer my congratulations on your well deserved win Viv, brilliant Tyburn. :))
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Date: 2/1/2018 4:38:00 PM
Thanks, Roy, there are some beauties in this contest.
Date: 2/1/2018 3:36:00 PM
This is excellent....smooth flowing and a very worthy winner, Viv! Congratulations on placing first. Regards // paul
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Date: 2/1/2018 5:07:00 PM
Thanks, Paul, an interesting challenge, first time I've needed aspirin. Regards, Viv
Date: 2/1/2018 2:27:00 PM
Congrats, Viv, on classic tyburn! Thank you for including the commentary and NOW the pic! 1st Place
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Date: 2/1/2018 5:07:00 PM
Thanks, Kim, very kind. Viv x
Date: 1/30/2018 2:21:00 AM
Wonderful Tyburn and tribute to its namesake ... I wrote a paper on this in prep school long ago, and found it fascinating. They were executing people for literally just "looking the wrong way" at others at the time ... it was mass hysteria. Nicely done!
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Date: 1/31/2018 1:13:00 AM
Yes, Gregory, we may complain about nowadays, but we certainly didn't have that climate of fear. Regards, Viv
Date: 1/28/2018 12:42:00 PM
This is absolutely brilliant Viv, I have read a lot of Tyburn poems and this is certainly one of the best, GL in contest. :))
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Date: 1/31/2018 1:12:00 AM
Cheers, Roy, I enjoyed the challenge. Regards, Viv
Date: 1/25/2018 9:37:00 PM
This is really good, Viv. Seems like you did this justice. I was hanging on every word. ;)
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Date: 1/26/2018 2:25:00 AM
...and the award for the cleverest, funniest reply goes to..... Becca! (applause) x
Date: 1/25/2018 7:19:00 AM
Looks like a difficult poetry form to write--yet you came though with flying colors my friend. A gem is this one and I may think of writing one today, although not likely for a contest.
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Date: 1/25/2018 8:08:00 AM
Thanks, Robert, I look forward to seeing your crack at the form, I'm sure you will do it justice. Regards, Viv
Date: 1/24/2018 11:48:00 PM
OMG, my thoughts echo those of the other commentors right before me. You really elevated this form by using the name of a city known for its hangings. I love this. In my opinion. This is the TOP poem of the contest. Just awesome. FAVE
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Date: 1/25/2018 1:25:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea, without the subject matter I'd have struggled, to be honest, it's a difficult form to work properly. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's at closing time. Viv x
Date: 1/24/2018 8:50:00 PM
You've taken this to another level Viv! Awesome!
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Date: 1/24/2018 9:01:00 PM
Thanks, Shadow, a very satisfying first attempt, after much brain crunching. Viv
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