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Morning of My Life / Will Dockery (spelling corrected)
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Will Dockery
2017-12-14 23:31:00 UTC
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Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.

Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.

https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery

Morning of My Life

Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.

She walked right in
into the morning of my life.

All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.

She walked right past
through the morning of my life.

When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.

She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.

She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.

Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.

She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.

-Will Dockery

Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.

:)
drive-by
2017-12-14 23:33:09 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Will Dockery
2017-12-14 23:43:23 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
And here you are ignoring me, right?

😀
h***@gmail.com
2017-12-14 23:48:56 UTC
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Don't you have a non-paying wannabe gig to get to?
Will Dockery
2017-12-17 10:20:42 UTC
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Don't you have a
gig to get to?
Not tonight, but tomorrow night I'll be back in the recording studio.

https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

Have a listen to my songs and tell me what you thin?
Will Dockery
2018-01-09 22:04:26 UTC
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Don't you have a
gig to get to?
Not tonight, but tomorrow night I'll be back in the recording studio.

https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

Have a listen to my songs and tell me what you think, Corey?

TIA.
High Number
2019-10-08 07:37:30 UTC
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Don't you have a
gig to get to?
Not tonight, but tomorrow night I'll be back in the recording studio.
https://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Have a listen to my songs and tell me what you thin?
You know Pastor Corey.....

Always whines about his own poems but never cares about the poetry of others....
Will Dockery
2018-06-05 08:26:32 UTC
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Don't you have
Some, yes...
Will Dockery
2019-09-08 19:35:39 UTC
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Don't you have a non-paying wannabe gig to get to?
Jeremy Hobbs is putting one on for AIDS fund raising, and I have offered to
bring the band out for thast.

Since you asked.

:)
NancyGene
2019-09-08 19:52:44 UTC
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Jeremy Hobbs is putting one on for AIDS fund raising, and I have offered to
bring the band out for thast.
You do realize that "thast" means "fag?" Check out the Urban Dictionary: "thast means: fag, queer, shamelessly gay"
Will Dockery
2019-09-08 20:07:14 UTC
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Jeremy Hobbs is putting one on for AIDS fund raising, and I have offered to
bring the band out for that.
You do realize that "thast"
No, it was just a typo.

:)
Will Dockery
2019-09-09 21:59:59 UTC
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Well, thanks for the... uh, for reading and commenting.

:)
NancyGene
2019-09-08 19:53:05 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Jeremy Hobbs is putting one on for AIDS fund raising, and I have offered to
bring the band out for thast.
You do realize that "thast" means "fag?" Check out the Urban Dictionary: "thast means: fag, queer, shamelessly gay"
drive-by
2017-12-15 00:00:27 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
And here you are ignoring me, right?
😀
no....i'm watching you
Will Dockery
2017-12-15 03:46:47 UTC
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Yes, Jim Senneto, giggling troll and wannabe stalker.

Get packing.

:)
drive-by
2017-12-15 04:31:23 UTC
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Yes, Jim Senneto, giggling troll and wannabe stalker.
Get packing.
:)
You've lost your stature brother...
Will Dockery
2017-12-17 10:23:09 UTC
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You've lost
So?

Get packing.

:)
Will Dockery
2017-12-17 10:18:29 UTC
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Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Thanks Jimmy... maybe you're good for something around here, after all.

:)
Will Dockery
2018-01-24 03:18:03 UTC
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Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....

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See there, Jim, you used to be a right helpful cat around here.

;)
George J. Dance
2019-10-05 16:08:40 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.

Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.

Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Will Dockery
2019-10-05 18:30:07 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Another good choice, one that I will enjoy reading, with or without music backing.
High Number
2019-10-06 05:04:39 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Agreed and seconded..........
General Zod
2019-10-06 07:16:51 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
I daresay I do agree G.D.
Perry Winkle
2019-10-06 21:28:06 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Fabulous..............

Simply FAB.............
George J. Dance
2019-10-08 21:14:27 UTC
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Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines

I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.

I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
Will Dockery
2019-10-08 21:22:56 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
Will Dockery
P.O. Box 7394
Columbus, GA 31908
U.S.A.
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2019-10-08 21:35:30 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip

Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
Will Dockery
2019-10-08 21:54:27 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
George J. Dance
2019-10-08 22:25:13 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.

First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Zod the Mighty
2019-10-08 23:16:43 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Looking forwards to it....................

Living so nearby Doc I know I'll get a copy pretty much immediately......
Will Dockery
2019-10-13 15:53:09 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Looking forwards to it....................
Living so nearby Doc I know I'll get a copy pretty much immediately......
I wouldn't make that assumption, Zod.
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Looking forwards to it....................
Living so nearby Doc I know I'll get a copy pretty much immediately......
I wouldn't
<troll snip>

Speak for yourself, impostor.

;)
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2019-10-13 16:12:03 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Looking forwards to it....................
Living so nearby Doc I know I'll get a copy pretty much immediately.......
I wouldn't
<troll snip>
Speak for yourself, impostor.
;)
Yeah, that again... and I see the forging fool has fooled Pastor Corey this time.....
General Zod
2019-10-15 08:15:02 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Looking forwards to it....................
Living so nearby Doc I know I'll get a copy pretty much immediately......
I wouldn't
<troll snip>
Speak for yourself, impostor.
;)
Foolishly obsessed trolls...……..

Will Dockery
2019-10-12 07:45:33 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Just caught this, George Dance, and it sounds like a plan...

;)
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-12 13:28:08 UTC
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Will Dockery wrote on Sat, 12 October 2019 07:45
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Post by George J. Dance
Post by Will Dockery
Post by George J. Dance
Post by George J. Dance
Post by George J. Dance
Post by drive-by
Post by Will Dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
Just caught this, George Dance, and it sounds like a plan...
;)
Looks like all systems go... I for one look forward to reading the book as a complete epic....
Will Dockery
2019-10-13 17:32:22 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
snip
Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
I just got your email, thanks.
Perry Winkler
2019-10-08 00:34:34 UTC
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Morning of My Life, audio recording, from last year, 2016, and a good
example of my vocals, in the Rock genre.
Okay, that spelling does look right, and I stand corrected.
https://soundcloud.com/will-dockery/morning-of-my-life-will-dockery
Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
I daresay I do agree G.D.
Will Dockery
2019-10-13 20:05:19 UTC
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Morning of My Life
Walking down my street
she shakes her head
in the summer heat
we met back at
Richards Junior High.
Talking to the Grass-man
all about the Taxman
I never wanted to
have to say goodbye.
She walked right in
into the morning of my life.
All around the curfew
barefoot in the wet dew
we chased a dream
we could never realize.
Talking about Black Betty
I felt like J. Paul Getty
I never knew a kiss
could get me this high.
She walked right past
through the morning of my life.
When she sang that song to me
her secret longing to be free
on the corner
in soft summer rain.
Bought America in a jar
filled with samples from afar
I felt her vibe shake me
like a steam train.
She walked right through
deep in the morning of my life.
She shook me
she really woke me up.
Perfect sky
and her big blue eyes.
She smiled my blues away
pretty baby I wish
you could have stayed.
Then she kind of moved away
life called
and we could not stay.
Sweet little lady
I think you've seen that movie too.
Saying goodbye to a friend
you never think it is the end
I never thought
you were gone to stay.
She walked right out
out of the morning of my life.
-Will Dockery
Thanks to Pendragon and Nancy for explaining the need to correct the title.
:)
..and a reason to bump it to the top.....
Whatever the reason, I'm glad it was bumped; because this lyric also made it as a last-minute addition to the Selected Poems.
Besides its own merits, this poem fits well with the chapter of part 1 on the women: Katherine, Tina, the Bluebird, and Irene. As well, as a 3-page poem following a 7-pager, it helps keep "Irene" and subsequent long poems beginning on a right-hand page, something I think just looks right.
Editing was quite minimal; I changed some punctuation, and changed the refrain from separate stanzas to an indented ending to previous stanzas (which allowed me to fit the poem onto 3 pages).
Wow, one of these poems is seven pages?
Yes: "Seems so long ago, Tina" runs to 7 pages of 9-pt. type. I read it for typos, but IIRC made no edits, including no cuts (of course, we could cut "ago" in the title :). "Winterworld Descending" also runs 7 pages, but that's really 4 poems. The next longest is 4; there are 5 4-page poems.
I don't get the sense of "page size" correctly, reading and posting here so much.
I'm not sure how to show you, without making a pdf. A page of all type can fit a maximum 27 lines
I think we're at or close to the pdf stage. I've gone over the text quite a few times: I think I've caught all the problems I could catch, and used all the "filler" poems I thought made the cut. We're now at 59 poems: 29 in each section, plus the dedication. There's only one other I'm considering adding - an old one-pager called "Shadowville" - but it's not a must-add, and I'd need another one-pager to match it with.
I would like you to approve the text as is (not every line, just the order and that the poems look right) before going ahead with a pdf. I found a place to do free conversions, but I don't know where to put the thing online; mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
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Sorry, I meant: e-mailing it to you would probably be the easiest thing.
I will need two "hard copies" to send to the Library of Congress, but I can send two published copies as soon as the first batch arrives.
i definitely intend to send you hard copies, but I don't want to send the pdf to the printer until we're both fully satisfied with it. As soon as it's printed, for sure I'll be sending you hard copies, not just for the LOC, but copies to give away and to sell (keeping 100% of the receipts for things like mailing the LOC). I'm also hoping you use some of that to print the book on your own lulu account as well, using (and again keeping 100% from) that account for your own future sales.
First, though, I need you to approve the book as camera ready art. You may not like the 'typewriter font', for example, or the size. (I used 9-point, which you may think is too small.) I'd also like you to read it cover-to-cover, as a unified work, which will be hard given you know all the individual poems - I'm hoping the pdf will allow for that.
George Dance, I just got your email, thanks.
Will Dockery
2017-12-15 03:44:19 UTC
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Writes the wannabe Shel Silverstein...

:)
Perry Winkler
2019-09-08 22:02:07 UTC
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One of the greatest......
Vinyl Cat
2019-09-08 22:13:50 UTC
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I decided to listen to this one...I'm glad!!!! Absolutely loved it!!!
Perry Winkler
2019-09-08 22:33:43 UTC
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Good rockin tune....
Vinyl Cat
2019-09-08 22:45:05 UTC
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Very much so
Art for Sale
2019-09-09 03:31:59 UTC
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Very much so
You need to come to one of Doc's shows.... he puts %100 into the set....
Vinyl Cat
2019-09-09 22:30:41 UTC
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
Will Dockery
2019-09-09 22:50:30 UTC
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
G***@none.i2p
2019-09-28 11:46:04 UTC
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The Real Will Dockery wrote on Mon, 09 September 2019 22:50
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
Sorry I missed your poetry reading Thursday night....
ME
2019-09-28 13:45:42 UTC
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The Real Will Dockery wrote on Mon, 09 September 2019 22:50
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
Sorry I missed your poetry reading Thursday night....
Ohhh dear, you forgot to change socks again.
G***@none.i2p
2019-09-28 14:06:35 UTC
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ME[8
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The Real Will Dockery wrote on Mon, 09 September 2019 22:50
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
Sorry I missed your poetry reading Thursday night....
Ohhh dear, you forgot to change socks again.
No, but you do seem as mixed up as ever you smarmy little toad.......
Will Dockery
2019-09-28 14:51:19 UTC
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The Real Will Dockery wrote on Mon, 09 September 2019 22:50
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
Sorry I missed your poetry reading Thursday night....
But you responded that you had missed his poetry reading as vinyl c.
You seem confused, as usual, "Me".

;)
General Zod
2019-09-29 01:22:22 UTC
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Art, I sure do plan on it!!!! I hope to see you there!!!!
That's great, I'll let you know when the next show will be.
Another poetry reading is of interest...….
Me
2019-09-09 22:48:01 UTC
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Very much so
You need to come to one of Doc's shows.... he puts %100 into the set....
Zid, when will the next pissbum show be?
Will Dockery
2019-09-08 23:36:54 UTC
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I decided to listen to this one...I'm glad!!!! Absolutely loved it!!!
Thanks again, Vinyl Cat... glad you liked it.

;)
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-08 22:07:06 UTC
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vinylcheshirekat wrote on Sun, 08 September 2019 22:13
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I decided to listen to this one...I'm glad!!!! Absolutely loved it!!!
I agree...!!
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-13 21:19:21 UTC
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vinylcheshirekat wrote on Sun, 08 September 2019 22:13
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I decided to listen to this one...I'm glad!!!! Absolutely loved it!!!
Hello V.C. hope you are doing well out there on the other side of the river.....
Will Dockery
2019-10-12 06:36:52 UTC
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Just caught this, George Dance, and it sounds like a plan...

;)
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-12 13:42:51 UTC
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Will Dockery wrote on Sat, 12 October 2019 06:36
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Just caught this, George Dance, and it sounds like a plan...
;)
Right on and make it so...!
Z***@none.i2p
2019-10-14 00:03:07 UTC
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Having another read and listen..... this one is an instant classic.....
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