David Agnew   –   Poetry Blog

I have been writing poetry since 2005 and have had three books published. Details of the books are included on my Walking int0 Eternity web site – there is a link under Blogroll on this page.

This is a new venture for me. At this point I am only learning how to use it. As far as I understand it you should be able to subscribe to this blog and to get email notification when something is posted. Or, of course, you can just read it. 🙂

It will also allow me to subscribe to the blogs of friends. As and when I do that I will put links on this page of the blog. It would be nice to think we could create the sort of interactive community that existed previously.

I will also make it available on Facebook via Networked Blogs

The only way I will find out if this works is to try it and see.

So bear with me while I learn and let us see where it goes

August 2010

115 Responses to “Home”

  1. It looks great so far.


  2. Looking good, now I’m away to subscribe to your RSS Feeds to keep up to date with what you blog here.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Good to see you David

      I have a few more changes to make to the site before I go fully public with it.

      Then I will see about adding blogs

  3. Always happy to support a new venture!

  4. looking good, David …. got you on my blogroll

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Good to see you Eileen,

      I will try to work out now how to subscribe to your blog and add you to my links


  5. Fantastic, David. Profession to the nth. Impressed.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Thank you Jerry,

      Let me know if you are doing anything with your wordpress site. If you are I will subscribe and put up a link on here

  6. Peter Doyle Says:

    Flash new digs here mate…

  7. peta straatman Says:

    Hi –

    so, you are going to make it up as you go along ….. I shall observe with interest. Very smart and balanced looking so far.

    take care of yourself

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Ah now Peta, didn’t I always make it up as I went along. *Smile*

      We will both be watching with interest to see how it works out.

      You take care too

  8. I think you’ll like this place…I’ve taken quite a liking to it myself…

  9. peta straatman Says:

    yes, you have always made it up as you’ve gone along – that was what the recent conversation about the vacuum cleaner was about! Again, I shall watch with interest !!

  10. Katherine Says:

    This is lovely David! Look forward to following you here

  11. David his is great!!! I’m thinking abou doing the same thing. You are inspiring…

    Much Love to you, Yvonne

  12. Looks great David! I’m glad I know where to keep up with your writing.

  13. tikarmavodicka Says:

    Hi David,
    It looks really great so far! I hope you enjoy your new home and I look forward to seeing what you have in store in the future!


    • belfastdavid Says:

      I am delighted to see you here Tikarma,

      I will be along to subscribe to your new blog site presently. I will also put a link up on here.

      See what happened was God knew I struggle in August so gave me something to do that would keep me busy. *Smile*

      Take care

      • tikarmavodicka Says:

        That is very kind of David thankyou.

        I am in part replying in order to subscribe to your blog. *shakes head* I feel like I’m in kindergarten all over agasin *lol*

        God has his/her way and there’s nothing better than a good dose of busy busy to keep one from struggling too much. It sure lifted me out of my down! *smile*

        Take care.

      • belfastdavid Says:

        Yes Tikarma, I feel, like you, re-energised by getting involved with this.

        I tried your widget suggestion for blog subscription – trouble was when I did that it removed everything else from the sidebar, which wasn’t what I had intended. I shall persist. *Smile*


  14. peta straatman Says:

    This is an experiment. the first two times i posted here i ticked the boxes below, just to see what would happen. i suspect this is why i was e-mailed a copy of all the posts made by you and others, not just your reply to me.

    this time i am not going to tick the boxes. if i get no e-mails then it is sorted, if i still get copied into everything i will promptly be back seeking help and guidance!!

    cheers peta

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Hi Peta,

      I am trying to make some changes to fix this problem.

      I don’t see yet that you are subscribed but I know it is possible because there are some others who are.

      Watch this space I guess. *Smile*


      • peta straatman Says:

        hi – i hadn’t ticked the boxes and i have been e-mailed both your reply to me and your reply to Tikarma.

        i’m not sure if i subscribed or not, i was just asked for my name and e-mail address when i wanted to talk to you.

        i think i will go away now!

  15. I’m having the same problem as your friend Peta. I wanted to subscribe to your posts, but my email is full of notices for all the comments and replies to all your posts. I enjoy reading your work, Irish, but…:)

    If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know. I have tried un-subscribing and re-subscribing for only emails of post alerts, but the problem persists.


    • peta straatman Says:

      hi Shirley,

      nice to meet you! if you find out, can you let me know please. i too much enjoy reading David’s work however i am using my work e-mail …

      regards Peta

      no pressure David !!

      • belfastdavid Says:


        Patience ladies.

        I am not sure I can make this problem go away. Having Subscribed to your site Shirley I get emails for everything too. I think it is exacerbated at the moment because I am generating a lot of traffic – that will settle down as the site settles down, so bear with me. I am trying to introduce a box that makes it easier to subscribe, but not able to sort that out either.
        So, for now I will concentrate on other things – I want to get some links on the site in a better way than now. I also want to create two more pages – one about my books and one a biography page.

        You both take care


  16. marie claire Says:

    would like to make a new blog as well..where to go? so relieved to be somewhere besides myspace..good luck dear friend!!!!!

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Delighted you could drop in Marie.

      I asked around before I did this – either Blogger or WordPress (This one) were the two recommended choices. This is not too difficult once you get started. If you dod decide to do it please let me know

  17. Cyndi ( fireglow ) Says:

    This looks great, David ! Perhaps I will be better able to keep track of you and your writing this way !!!

  18. diane arthur Says:

    am here – for you.

  19. Hi David,

    The blog looks great so far. You’ve done a great job with it. I can’t wait to expirience more of your wonderful bardic talents via WordPress. It should be the beginning of another great literary community where evryone will both thrive and grow.

    Take care my good friend.

    Beannachd leat,


    • belfastdavid Says:

      Thank you Jamie,

      That it could grow into a literary community as you describe is my greatest hopr for this site.

      You take care too my good frien

      Beannachd leat


  20. Hi David! I’m trying to figure out all of this myself. (like how to subscribe)

    • belfastdavid Says:


      According to what WordPress tells me you are already sucscribed Cheryl.

      It does take time to work out – I am still learning myself. But seems to me you have made a good start

  21. Vera Hazelgrove Says:

    Nice to find you in a place where I can comment 🙂 The start of your blog looks very good! Looking forward to what comes next!
    Best wishes, Vera

    • belfastdavid Says:

      My pleasure to have you visit Vera.

      Thank you – I look forward to you dropping in again

      Best wishes to you too


  22. Hello David, I just wanted to stop in and let you know I saw your new post today on myspace. I love reading your poetry..I’m so happy to finally have the chance to sit and read others works again. All my best..


  23. This looks very professional, David. I really like ‘Self Portrait’ – I know those feelings, too. Look forward to seeing you at future workshops and meetings soon.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Thank you Suzanne,

      I am pleased with how it is coming along. I will put a link to your blog up on my home page.

      See you at tonights meeting?


  24. 5 years of writing,
    what a milestone.

  25. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/thursday-poets-rally-week-32-november-4-10/

    Hello, how are you?
    Please consider attending Thursday Poets Rally week 32, which ends on Wednesday of the week,
    Follow the link to sign in under agreement, place your entry link in via commenting, visit and comment for a minimum 18 poets, done.
    Poetry awards are assigned upon satisfaction of meeting the requirement,
    Happy Monday!
    Hope to see you in.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Thank you for the invite.

      I have had a quick look – I will look again tomorrow. My problem may well be time – I shall see

      My best to you


  26. gonecycling Says:

    I really like your work – I’ve added you to my blogroll.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      I have added you too to the links on my Home Page and subscribed to your blog.

      I look forward to reading more

  27. hello,

    please visit me to claim the perfect poet award, if you did not enter poets rally week 39 yet, I encourage you to participate, your support is valued.

    hope to see you around.
    loved your perfect job last week.

  28. I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award; hope you will accept but don’t feel pressed 🙂 More about the Versatile blogger award on my blog.

  29. Nice to meet you, David. I’m here in part today because I saw your comment on Ina’s blog and the mention of Billy Collins, a fave of mine as well. I left her with his “Introduction to Poetry.”

    I have visited your blog before and it’s well done. Congratulations on take the leap.

    • belfastdavid Says:

      Nice to meet you too Jamie,

      Your particular choice of poem by Billy collins is also a favourite of mine. It always makes me smile. And comes to mind from time to time when I hear discussions at Leeds Writers’ Circle 🙂

  30. Hello Belfastdavid, i’m Harry from Belfast, i’m just going through your blog.

  31. Hi David, i just noticed in my comment’s that your name ” belfastdavid ” is not live, meaning that people on other site’s comment’s cannot click it and go to your site.

    To fix it, copy your home page url then go to, dashboard / user’s / personal setting’s / account detail’s and paste your site’s home page url into where it say’s website and then save.

    Then you will get more visitor’s.

  32. Hello David,
    I have made it to this blog site and set up a blog. I am still trying to find my way around. I’ll probably pull off some of my stuff from Myspace and put on here. I had someone that was pushing me to start blogging and writing again so, here we go. I’ll see how it goes and if I still have some poems and such in me 🙂 I’m glad because if i’m on here i’ll be able to read your blog more. Lots of love and peace, Paula

  33. David, you whole WP Blog is so wonderfully done. I plan to visit it very often – so leave some treats a fairy like me would like to gobble – I promise to leave little lights and dust all about. Blessings, Susan.

  34. I’ve added you to my blogroll, if you don’t mind. I really like what I’ve seen here.

  35. This looks so nice! You really must help me set mine up sometime. I have no idea how to list links to friends blogs, etc. I pay for the full tour, and don’t know how to use it. *big ole sigh* No surprise, I suppose. 🙂

    Much love,

    • *Smile*

      I have resisted so far paying for the full tour. Although I may, in the future, want to include audio versions of the poems in the blog. I would have to pay if I wanted to do that.

      I think, if you look, you will find ‘Links’ very easy to do. 🙂

      Much Love

  36. David, I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for adding me to your blog roll – although people visit my site, not many people choose to do that and it means a lot, but if at anytime you feel uncomfortable with the link being there, please don’t worry about taking it off. I will understand. x

    • Hello Elizabeth, i have just been to your site, must say its very good, but i cannot leave a comment unless i put in my email address etc, and there is no follow button to subscribe.

    • Ah Elizabeth, I have had a look at your blog and suspect I will stay around 🙂

      Thank you too for adding me.

      I did find that ‘Subscribe’ button, so hopefully I will be kept informed 🙂

      We do have a mutual friend, although I haven’t seen Kate in some time


  37. Love your space here and have happily clicked on the follow button… 🙂

  38. Ethel and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. We love your poetry. Please link to fourwindowspress to see what it’s all about if you do not know.

  39. Hey David, just wanted to let you know that you are a Preliminary Nominee for The Dark Globe Outstanding Artist Awards Writer of the Year Award, as Nominated by Ina… In the end, there will only be 5 Final Nominees in each of the 3 Categories, which will be determined on December 20th… If you make the Final 5 Best Writer of the Year cut, Voting for the actual Awards will begin December 21st through December 31st… And the Award Winners will be Announced on January 1st… To see your actual Nomination,and for the Official Rules, you can go here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-dark-globe-outstanding-artist-awards/#comment-281
    Gratz, and if you make the Final Cut, Good Luck! Either way, Kudos for being Nominated

    Editor/Creator/and one of the many Writers of The Dark Globe

  40. I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Congratulations!

  41. Congrats David, you may start an awards page for all the awards your getting 🙂

  42. David, how can I get listed in your wordpress poets list? How, oh how, can I make sure to receive notifications in my email of your new posts. I have checkec,recheck,”follow”, I have recheck and checked “notify me via email”. PLEASE include http://granbee.wordpress.com in your wordpress poets list. Most of those listed there are following me; and I follow them. That is how I learned about you!

  43. Hey David, I just wanted to let you know about The Dark Globe’s “February Shoot Off! Photography Competition that will beginning February 1st, and Running Through February 14th… At The Moment We’re Voting on the Themes for the Photos if you’d like to Partake Here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/february-shoot-off-help-us-choose-the-theme-s/

    Also, if you’d like to Submit a Photo, or know people that might want to, be sure to Let them know it will be Starting February First



  44. Dear David, I’m so sorry! I published the Sunshine Award post, and then went off to lunch and forgot to notify my awardees. You bring sunshine into my life all the time. Congrats, and yay you! Best, Judith

  45. fivereflections Says:

    Hello, nice meeting you through your words

    David in Maine USA

  46. The very best of luck, David. I think you’ll find your native intelligence counts for a lot in this equation. My blog-roll needs updating, I should tackle that sometime this week! Yell if I can help!

  47. David,
    I envy your fearlessness as you explore your limitless creative talents.
    I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award: http://wp.me/pxjrA-y5

  48. I too have been writing since about 2005 coincidentally. I love your Beach Huts poem http://thepoetinthecar.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/words-for-peace/

  49. Well done! I am impressed. As for myself, I am seriously technically challenged… 🙂

  50. Hi, I just love your blog in every respect – from content to design. . . . and of course the fact that there is poetry.
    You might wish to read the story of the awakening of a spent nation written entirely in verse at http://www.nirbhayasindia.com Would love to have your comments

  51. Oh, David. I was shocked to realize how long it’s been since we communicated. Have you been writing. I still have you marked for instant notification if you post anything — haven’t see any, and I am a little concerned. I hope you are healthy and well and happy. Much love from your friend, Judith

    • Hi Judith,

      Thank you for asking.

      I am well enough – Every August I suffer from a bout of low mood and low energy. I have no idea why.
      So what I do is replenish my bookshelves and withdraw a little until it passes. It always does so I don’t worry too much about myself!! 🙂

      I hope you too are well

      Much love my friend

      • Dear David, I went through a spell of that a couple of weeks back — not annual, or anything like that, but summer seems like it should be an up-time of the year. For years, my bad month was September, but I believe I finally slayed that dragon a few years ago.

        I am actually doing very well — I don’t know what has come over me, but I decided to exercise regularly, and I am smiling without having to think of it! That is not a familiar feeling to me. Feels nice.

        Take care, and I will keep an eye out for a new post from you. I am glad you are well — I am too. We are a couple of lucky people, aren’t we?

        With much love,


  52. Hello and congratulations David. The appeal of your blog is only exceeded by the quality of your poetry. I’m a fan!

  53. Hello David, for personal reasons I am making my blog private. It is a little sad for me, but something I think I need to do in order to feel free with what I post. I’m writing to ask for an email connection for you so that I can invite you to be a “reader” for my blog. It requires an email address. If you respond to me here, or you could email me at annamark121@gmail.com. Thanks for considering. Anna

  54. Hi, dear David. I am finally back to blogging. I had a great break, and I am refreshed and inspired. I hope 2014 is a fantastic year for you — for all of us! 😎

    Your loving friend,


  55. Hi David. I have copied your poem The Herring Gull on my blog (along with a link to your blog). I love the poem, and it fits nicely with my post (which is of a recent painting I completed of a juvenile herring gull). I hope you don’t mind. I’ll remove it if you do.
    Feel free to have a nosey at my post, and let me know if you would rather I removed your poem.
    Best regards,
    Richard Gray

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