Celine’s Salon Launch

Hello PL’s I had the best time last night at Celine’s Salon Anthology Launch So proud to be a part of this wonderful collection Held at El Camion/The Pink Chihuahua in Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, we went down to this groovy basement. I really felt a big part of old Soho, withContinue reading “Celine’s Salon Launch”

Dobby’s One Minute Poem

Hello Poetry Lovers Today our feline poet is presenting her one minute poem. I’ll remind you of the rules ; 60 syllables, 3 stanzas, the first line is 8 syllables the next three lines are 4. Rhyming is AABB Well, read on……. I must have a sardine to eat There at my feet I wantContinue reading “Dobby’s One Minute Poem”

The Cherita

Hello Poetry Lovers Now, here’s an interesting form of poetry. I discovered this on an Instagram thread by the inventive Soul Craft Poetry. The Cherita, a Malay word for telling a story, or tale, consists of six stanzas; one single line, two lines then three. There are two examples below, the first is extraordinarily unsubtle,Continue reading “The Cherita”

A Fag Villanelle

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought we’d start the week with a bit of fun. Now I don’t know what possessed me, but I wrote a villanelle about cigarettes. Almost a taboo subject now but so irresistible. I usually find villanelles very hard but this one took me 10 minutes to write while I was havingContinue reading “A Fag Villanelle”

The Paradelle Challenge

Hello Poetry Lovers To my delight, the lovely poet Trisha Broomfield has accepted my paradelle challenge and has come up with a corker. To be honest, I think it’s better than its source of inspiration. A lovely poignant and clever piece, thank you so much Trisha. Truly talented. Do read on; Paradelle You’ve left meContinue reading “The Paradelle Challenge”

The Paradelle

Hello Poetry Lovers Discovering American poet Billy Collins, in a second-hand poetry book sale, I was drawn in by his honest style. Not to mention the paradelle form that he used for the following poem. Has anyone tried this?! What a swine to do! Basically, there are 4 stanzas with the last two lines havingContinue reading “The Paradelle”

All Seasons

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, the weather may be balmy but I’m certainly turning out my drawers and sorting out my winter clothes. Isn’t it lovely when seasons turn? September to many of us is like a new start. That’s why I was inspired by Sharron Green’s beautiful poem below. It says so much about theContinue reading “All Seasons”

Milestones a Cotswold Home

Hello Poetry Lovers before I set sail on holiday, I really wanted to post this touching poem from clever poet, Trisha Broomfield A strong and poignant recollection of a childhood home. I remember longing to live in the country, and after reading this, I realise I still do. I also had the pleasure of TrishaContinue reading “Milestones a Cotswold Home”

The Sealey Challenge

Hello PL’s I’d love to talk more about The Sealey Challenge that Dobby and I took on in August, where we read 31 pamphlets, one for each day of the month (I’m sure you worked that one out for yourself!) August is a dull and grim month for me normally, full of nothing. At leastContinue reading “The Sealey Challenge”