The Babysitter’s Lament

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, I’m thrilled to say I’ve got a poem into the Mother’s Union London Diocesan News. An unlikely place for my sort of work to be, but they accepted it, and it’s the equivalent of a T S Eliot award to me. It’s a wistful sort of piece. Do read on; Babysitter’sContinue reading “The Babysitter’s Lament”

Milestones

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we have an incredibly poignant piece from the talented poet, Trisha Broomfield. Very touching and personal that will strike a chord with all of us. Sadly, most of us have been through these milestones, tears and laughter. And pain. A very poignant piece, do read on; Milestones a conversation with myContinue reading “Milestones”

Diminishing Verse Challenge

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we return to our diminishing verse challenge. Genius poet, Sharron Green has come up with an absolute winner Mrs Slagg fully approves, and there’s free pie for Sharron on her next visit to the Slagg’s Cafe. Wonderful piece, Sharron, thank you so much. Do read on, PL’s; I’m happy to pledgeContinue reading “Diminishing Verse Challenge”

Nursery Rhymes part II

Welcome Poetry Lovers Dobby and I thought we’d continue our nursery rhyme theme with some more traditional pieces. Clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield, has come up with a hilarious rewrite of this classic. Do read on Ding Dong Dell Pussy’s in the well Who put her in She clambered down in search of gin.Continue reading “Nursery Rhymes part II”

Old Mother Hubbard

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we’re going to explore that very traditional and well-known nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard Like most of us, I knew the iconic first verse, but I did not bargain for how long the rest of it actually was. The structuring was also quite difficult. Not to mention some very morbid versesContinue reading “Old Mother Hubbard”

Diminishing Verse Challenge

Hello Poetry Lovers We have a celebrity filled challenge today. First of all, we have a diminishing verse from the gorgeous and talented poet, Trisha Broomfield. Who goes head to head with Mrs Slagg and Dobby. What a lethal combination, and collaboration as the two of them composed their’s together. I didn’t think they couldContinue reading “Diminishing Verse Challenge”

Mrs Slagg’s Mini Class

Mrs Slagg, while impressed at Dobby’s diminishing verse, reckons she could go one better. In fact, she’s written a couple. Read on; Spat Me and Mr Slagg had a spat Over the new girl called Pat He thinks she’s where it’s at Stale Pie Mr Slagg said my pie was stale I gave him whatContinue reading “Mrs Slagg’s Mini Class”

Diminishing Verse – a collaboration with Dobby…

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we are going to do a diminishing verse. I have Dobby’s assistance in this – I think… ”Isn’t that right, Dobby?” “Now Dobby, do not go back to sleep. Remember what we rehearsed. A diminishing verse is great fun. We take a word that can be stripped away – like …astrayContinue reading “Diminishing Verse – a collaboration with Dobby…”

The One Minute Poem….

Hello Poetry Lovers This week I was compelled to take on this one minute poem inspired by the lovely poet Sharron Green What with 60 syllables, 3 stanzas of 4 lines and rhyming, it certainly was not the walkover I took it to be. And I’ve penned my favourite subject sugar. Anyway, read on, theContinue reading “The One Minute Poem….”