Party of the Year….

Poetry Party Well Hello, Poetry Lovers I’m afraid this post is by invitation only, and NO trainers beyond this point! This is the party event of the year. I was just reading about Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball in ‘66 which was the triumphant event of the season! Well, not anymore, Mr Capote! EatContinue reading “Party of the Year….”

Poetry Dinner Party

Hello Poetry Lovers, Now I usually have a bit of a block with dinner parties – meaning I avoid them like the plague! However, not this one, I’d be breaking down the door to attend, and I wouldn’t be fashionably late either! I’d be the first in the queue. Clever poet Trisha Broomfield has createdContinue reading “Poetry Dinner Party”

Poetry Soup

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, I keep hearing the words Poetry Soup lately and I couldn’t resist sharing my family poetry recipes. All out of my dog eared poetry cookbook, natch. I hope this piece inspires some great poetry meals….. Poetry Soup Put in some vowels  Cook on a low heat  until they grow  Then throwContinue reading “Poetry Soup”

To Carla

Hello Poetry Lovers We were all shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Carla Scarano. Not only a talented poet but a beautiful human being. A big part of my amazing poetry journey, Carla was supportive every step of the way. A prolific writer with her reviews and stunning poetry, Carla also kept upContinue reading “To Carla”

No No Nonet!

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to the Nonet section. Inspired by the fabulous Sharron Green and Trisha Broomfield at the Poetry Party workshop at Solar Sisters Cafe this Wednesday, I got my head down and tackled this fascinating form. You won’t be surprised to see that the piece is nostalgic. Didn’t we all dread the endContinue reading “No No Nonet!”

A Golden Shovel

Hello Poetry Lovers Now you know how I love to try new poetry forms. When I came across The Golden Shovel, I was mightily confused by the term, but I came across this version/form. Getting a quote from another’s poem with at least 10 words, and moving the relevant word in every following line soundedContinue reading “A Golden Shovel”

Cat Sonnet

Hello Poetry Lovers I make no apologies for staying on my favourite subject Cats! So fittingly, the lovely prolific poet Sharon Andrews has penned this beautiful cat sonnet. Featuring a wonderful alphabet series, this is Sharon using the C word as a sonnet. And using it very wisely. Excellent subject, Sharon, and thank you forContinue reading “Cat Sonnet”


Hello Poetry Lovers It’s pretty inevitable I’m going to talk about my favourite subject – Cats. When I was a child, the world seemed full of Eleanor Farjeon’s poems. Her beautifully illustrated collections were everywhere, and her pieces used to be a real favourite at school as many of her poems were read to us.Continue reading “Cats”

Trimeric Hour

Hello Poetry Lovers On the trail for a new poetry form once again. This time I’ve hunted down the Trimeric. A superb and fun form. Along with keywords from Sue Burge’s mindgym (highly recommended), I used the words vacant, vacancy and void. I’ve written a pretty vacant(!) poem here. Do read on Trimeric Form  ThereContinue reading “Trimeric Hour”