More Beauty Spots….

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the Beauty Spot. Wonderful and clever poet Trisha Broomfield has risen to my challenge and presented us with a beautiful piece titled Make Up. This is so so poignant, and has such a strong subtext. Thank you so much, Trisha. Do read on Make Up Mum faced the worldContinue reading “More Beauty Spots….”

Beauty Spot

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome to our beauty spot section. Adoring any form of cosmetic, I’ve tried to sum up a life-long hankering for something intangible. And I don’t think I’m the only one by any means. The word beauty promises something so elusive, anyway do read on….. Made Up  Mum went out the house withContinue reading “Beauty Spot”

More Nursery Rhymes with Dobby….

Hello Poetry Lovers Jetting off for a couple of days so I’ve left this site in Dobby’s capable paws. She has come up with more nursery rhyme variations. Do read on, and I’ll see you soon Diddle Diddle Dumpling my black cat went to bed on my best mat. One claw off and one clawContinue reading “More Nursery Rhymes with Dobby….”

Seguidilla part two

Hello Poetry Lovers I am very pleased to return to our Seguidilla section, part two. Lovely and talented poet Trisha Broomfield took up my challenge of a seguidilla and it’s a strong and wistful piece. Certainly one that will strike a chord. So thank you, Trisha, beautiful piece. Do read on ; Seguidilla In thatContinue reading “Seguidilla part two”

Dobby’s Test Card

Hello Poetry Lovers Lovely to see you again. Today we are showing a test card (like BBC2 used to have) with Dobby’s poetry. This is an interim while another exciting poetry concept is being rehearsed. So feast your eyes, and enjoy; I hope you enjoyed that little collage of Dobby’s rise in the poetry world.Continue reading “Dobby’s Test Card”


Hello Poetry Lovers Today we feature the Seguidilla, a Spanish poetic form with 7 lines. It goes in syllables of 7-5-7-5-5-7-5. I found this one hard work but had to share it with you, read on; Seguidilla I stir my homemade curry  Fenugreek and seeds  Its pungency cloaks the air And fills all my needs Continue reading “Seguidilla”

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”


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”