Interview!!

Welcome to the show, everybody! We’re back at the Talk Show studio! (rapturous applause. Security on alert) Now calm down, Poetry Lovers, we don’t want to frighten off our esteemed guest – the amazing Mark Chamberlain … (pandemonium – the house virtually comes down) (the host bangs a ruler on the desk – there isContinue reading “Interview!!”

Heart and Wardrobe

Hello PL’s, Now, I’ve had two challenges for my heart and wardrobe themes, and they’re both such good poems……. The first is the Heart affair, Sharron Green has offered up a super piece of her having the heart of a butterfly. It’s so beautiful – do read on… My Heart would be a Butterfly MyContinue reading “Heart and Wardrobe”

Disco IV The Oasis Nightclub

Poetry Lovers, welcome to Disco IV! To put another perspective on the golden age of disco, we have a great piece from the lovely poet Sharron Green. Titled The Oasis Nightclub, this intricately detailed piece sums up memories of our nights out. Thank you for that, Sharron The Oasis Nightclub Down the Oasis on aContinue reading “Disco IV The Oasis Nightclub”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers, I could not resist a quick memory corner on this dull dull day. Jump in the DeLorean, and we’ll go back to 5th May 2019. Seat belts on now! I’ll always treasure the memory of being made feature poet for Poetry Performance at the Adelaide. This is me being interviewed by theContinue reading “Memory Corner”

Disco III

Hello Poetry Lovers, I’ve jumped right in the deep end and posted a third instalment about the golden age of Disco. This comes from wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield’s perspective, and a sharp and astute one it is too. One is reminded of different aspects of disco and how much violence and rivalry was a commonContinue reading “Disco III”

Disco II

Hello PL’s, I’ve decided to stick to the Disco theme – or rather the misery of Disco. They weren’t great for everybody. Especially when you went with older cousins, who were stuck with you for the week! Ooh, they were long holidays staying with her. My Cousin made me as welcome as a fart inContinue reading “Disco II”

Fashion Crisis ‘71

Hello Poetry Lovers, now I’ve been tidying out the Poetry Sideboard to find a theme for today’s post. And I came up with yet another poignant memory from 1971. As you can see, there is a wealth of material lurking in here, so I’ve penned this one set in ‘71 and the importance of theContinue reading “Fashion Crisis ‘71”

The Other Woman

Hello Poetry Lovers The clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield has inspired us once again with a marvelous piece The Other Woman, from her collection Husbands for Breakfast. It is poignant, painful, colourful and very true. A real human situation that if we oursleves have not gone through this, we know someone who has. ThankContinue reading “The Other Woman”