Hello Poetry Lovers
So after our wonderful night out with the irresistible John Cooper Clarke and the alluring Luke Wright, some of us put our heads together to write poems using only one vowel.
This was inspired by Luke Wright performing Ron’s Knock Off Shop – using only the O vowel.
We’ve had some marvellous and clever ones, and I know first hand what a labour of love these pieces are. That didn’t stop these three poets coming up trumps.
So the first piece is by the inspiring and clever poet Anne Warrington, who is only using the i vowel. Love this, do read on;
Mick is in cynic mind
His child is drinking mild pints with Will whilst
Kid Billy lights cigs in Rick’s dinghy
Mick lifts his fists in fright,
Biting his lip, he sighs
He lights a cig.
A Warrington 23.06.2022
Marvellous, isn’t it. Some rules broken there, but you know what….?! What else are rules for if not to be broken?!
The next is from the superb poet Trisha Broomfield who witnessed the great Luke at work alongside me. Another terrific piece, do read….
Anna handstands grandly
falls, pants sandy,
Art plays ball
Anna, pants handbag, starts lawn darts
Art farts, gas, nasty
Anna , savvy tart, drags fag smartly
calls Art, ‘Carry?’
Art, fast car, says’ Walk lazy cat,’
Anna sprawls, splays arms
‘crazy lady,’ Art says,
‘Car? Carry?’ Anna calls
Art starts fast car, jam jar, ‘Class act Anna,’
And buggers off.
Trisha Broomfield 23.06.22
Beautiful, isn’t it. The breaking of rules only enhances these pieces and quite right, after penning all those lovely lines.
Now we come to the lovely Sharon Andrews, who we also challenged to write one. Needless to say, Sharon came up trumps;
Angsty Ann was adamant
Cats always sway
Pray all day at an altar
Adam’s banana hat
May alarm an alpha
Sparks flash, a party!
Madam shall crawl away
S H Andrews June 2022
Another wonderful piece. Now mine is a damp squib compared to all those beauties, but humour me anyway;
Pass a fag, gal
Damn, what an ass
That haphazard happy day
Adamant grass was hard as glass
Ann always wash hands haphazardly
H Moulson 23.06.22
I know, I had to get fag in there somewhere. This is a great innovative form, do get scribbling now… Thank you so much, Luke Wright.
There, I’ve done some glamorous sketches of us all.
Thanks for tuning in, PL’s. Back with more poetry adventures real soon….
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I need to be reminded of the rules!
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