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I am an International Man of Mystery - born in Trinidad, raised in New Zealand, and living in Australia. My earliest influences lyrically were those of the Calypsonians of the 1960s, the greatest being old Birdie himself the Mighty Sparrow as well as the joyful songs of The Merrymen. Later in my teens I was struck by the power of words and language from the mercurial pen of Bob Dylan. The first poem I ever wrote was in 1975 at the age of 14 for a class assignment. I copied the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song "Money" and got a great mark from my teacher, Mrs Laird. She congratulated me on my effort and creativity (something I possessed very little of in school) and so I eventually came clean and had to re-write it. She did commend me on my honesty and choice of lyric though and did what good teachers do, engage and encourage. It could have been worse - I nearly chose a Frank Zappa song that would have been highly inappropriate! My poetry is very much like me - a work in progress. I often revisit and revise my catalogue as I grow as a writer and am grateful for any constructive advice. The real writer and talent in my family is my wife who is more an author than a poet, but she is far too sensible to bare her soul to the world. I, however, am not! I love my golf, my cricket and my Rugby League (that's a similar sport to Rugby for all my non-European/Australasian readers) and support Russell Crowe's team, the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys in the Australian NRL (National Rugby League). Go the Bunnies and go the Cowboys!

Note: I am a proud Conservative and Christian so if that triggers you just keep out of my way. Take your progressive New Age world view someplace else.

 


ANYONE ELSE RECEIVE THIS?

Blog Posted:6/16/2021 6:22:00 PM

 

I received a soupmail a couple days ago from a gentleman named Kwame Makure from THINK DOCTOR PUBLICATIONS in the UK asking for permission to use a selection of my poetry in a forthcoming book.

ANYONE ELSE RECEIVE A SIMILAR REQUEST FROM MR MAKURE?

JUS ASKIN!

 

 



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Date: 6/29/2021 11:19:00 PM
beggars can't be choosers, take the deal and enjoy the ice cream!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/30/2021 12:21:00 AM
Look what the cat dragged in. That’s what happens when you leave the door open.
Date: 6/21/2021 7:42:00 AM
No I haven't Keith :)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/21/2021 6:40:00 PM
Hi Heidi. Nice to see ya.
Date: 6/20/2021 7:53:00 AM
Yes, I did, Keith - I have received three Soup Mails to this point and granted him/his company permission to publish some of my poems.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/21/2021 6:42:00 PM
So you think it's all good? Probably is, I just wasn't sure.
Date: 6/20/2021 4:19:00 AM
Thanks for your kind reply, Keith. Well, do you intend to grant him the permissions he seeks? I'm a bit unconvinced at the moment... NB: Feel free to Soupmail me anything you may deem too sensitive for public eyes:-)
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Date: 6/19/2021 2:15:00 PM
I received a similar request from him...is it a genuine thing or it's a scam?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/19/2021 10:08:00 PM
Hi Hannington, I’m not sure, but good luck if you pursue it.
Date: 6/18/2021 6:11:00 PM
no lol
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/19/2021 10:09:00 PM
Yo!
Date: 6/17/2021 9:40:00 AM
If something sounds to good to be true, it usually is. I would certainly be asking for some kind of proof he is who he says he is. How much is he willing to pay for the use of your creation? Is he going to give you the credit or will you simply be a footnote? He doesn't get something for nothing!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/17/2021 6:05:00 PM
He's left me an email address to contact but also added that they do not pay for works on "social media or in the public domain".
Date: 6/17/2021 6:16:00 AM
Keith, I have received soupmails from people who are not even members of soup asking to use my poetry and I find that disturbing. I am sure some of my poems and quotes have been stolen, even though I have a copyright, but that's part of posting our poems on the internet. If someone approaches me in the correct way asking my permission and acknowledging me as the writer and explaining the reason, I have no problem. I have had poems used by teachers teaching poetry to kids, teens doing school projects, quotes used in books by another author but when someone wants to make a song using one of my poems, I say firmly NO, because the words end up being used by many with no acknowledgement. Be careful with this guy, seems not quite right, peace _Constance
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/17/2021 5:59:00 PM
Thank you dear Constance. Will sleep with one eye open.
Date: 6/17/2021 5:34:00 AM
I once by chance came across a reading of a poem I’d written, the person concerned had not asked permission to use my poem, the good thing is the lady did say who it was written by and she read the poem out beautifully… Belle
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/17/2021 5:57:00 PM
I do love a happy ending.
Date: 6/17/2021 4:20:00 AM
In the past at another forum, a couple times I gave permission to use a couple of my poems as lyrics to sing to three different singers. This was back about 14/15 years ago, maybe a bit farther back even. I would not do that now. Why give your work away for some other person to use to make money on? When I sent an email to the one singer asking he cite my poem as the primary source of the lyrics- he totally ignored me and my request. People take- but will refuse to ever give back or acknowledge.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/17/2021 4:58:00 AM
That’s true. I certainly don’t trust people I don’t know. Cheers Robert.
Date: 6/16/2021 8:34:00 PM
I received requests at another forum but not here. Sometimes people wish to quote a poem here & there with permission. We can each decide how we wish to respond.
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Date: 6/16/2021 9:11:00 PM
Hahaha! Relevant question! We get out of our own way and allow the divine light to fill us, in a manner and at a time of His choosing
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/16/2021 8:44:00 PM
Good to know. BTW, how can one be a seeker if one does not seek?
Date: 6/16/2021 8:21:00 PM
Keith, have you checked to see if he is a PS member? If not, I would be suspicious of how he could send you a soupmail. I haven't received anything like this. Kim M
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Constance La France
Date: 6/17/2021 6:23:00 AM
Keith, I don't trust people with no poems posted, that should not be allowed by admin, they are here for another reason than writing poetry is my opinion, peace _Constance
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/16/2021 8:42:00 PM
He has a page but nothing posted, but I'll keep you posted. Cheers Kim.
Date: 6/16/2021 8:03:00 PM
no,,not I..
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/16/2021 8:40:00 PM
Thanks Eve, I'll cross you off the list.

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