Breakfast Corner

  Hello Poetry Lovers Well, it looks like my food fixation is here to stay. I’ve even included a photo of me in an IKEA kitchen! However I would have been inspired by Trisha Broomfield’s lovely piece anyway. Simply titled Trisha’s Breakfast, these succinct words show us what a complex meal breakfast is these days.Continue reading “Breakfast Corner”

More Short forms….

Hello Poetry Lovers Here I am, back on food. I can’t leave it alone! I just wanted to feature some more fascinating short forms I learnt in Sharron Green’s class recently. As you can see, I have written a monorhyme – each line with 8 syllables, and the last word has to rhyme. I hadContinue reading “More Short forms….”

The Strambotto

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought I’d keep to the food theme this week, though this one isn’t as seasonal as the lovely Trisha’s in the last post. I recently took a course with the very talented and prolific Sharron Green on Short Forms in poetry, and thanks to her, I discovered the wonderful Strambotto –Continue reading “The Strambotto”

A Seasonal Quatcube

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we feature a very seasonal quatcube by the lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield. I couldn’t resist featuring it on here, what with stir-up Sunday and everything…. I’m still struggling with my own piece, and the talented Trisha and Sharron Green put me to shame. Thank you so much for this superb piece,Continue reading “A Seasonal Quatcube”

Quat Cubes

Hello Poetry Lovers As you may have surmised, I have now graduated from tricubes to quatcubes, once again inspired by the lovely poet Sharron Green. The same format; only this time with 4 lines, and 4 syllables each line. Would you believe (yes, maybe you would) but I actually got stuck on the 4 linesContinue reading “Quat Cubes”

Triolet Hour

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to one of my favourite art forms, the triolet poem. Now, the first is by an up-and-coming poet who has not kept to the rules, in fact she has downright cheated and laughed in their faces. She claims the last line simply works better like that, and who are weContinue reading “Triolet Hour”

One Minute …

Hello Poetry Lovers We’re on my favourite theme of the one minute poem, and lovely poet Trisha Broomfield has penned a very seasonal and relevant one indeed. Thank you so much for this, Trisha. This lovely poetry form can be quite addictive, and fun. Let me remind you again of the rules; 60 syllables, 3Continue reading “One Minute …”

Eye Rhymes

Hello Poetry Lovers I’ve come across another interesting poetry form this week – Eye Rhymes. Clever poet Tony Josolyne, a popular regular at Poetry Performance, has come up with some corkers! Forgive me, Tony but I don’t possess a photo of you, so I’ve drawn a picture. An artist’s impression, I hope that’s okay –Continue reading “Eye Rhymes”