Trains and Stations (II)

Hello Poetry Lovers I’d like to continue my feature on trains or at least the memory of boarding them. Didn’t we once take that for granted?! Lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield, has not only emphasised the experience of waiting for one of these things, but that how cold a station gets. The wind really blows rightContinue reading “Trains and Stations (II)”

WATERFALL…….

Hello Poetry Lovers Now this is going to come as a shock but Mrs Slagg does actually have a soft side. Mainly she likes brutal poems, but she has time for the occasional piece about nature and the elements too. Especially if they’re in an acrostic and nonet form like the one clever poet SharronContinue reading “WATERFALL…….”

The Train Station

Hello Poetry lovers Now one of the many things I’ve missed during this lockdown period is getting the train to London. My dear friend and poet, Barbara Lee has penned a lovely poem about going on that train to the Big Smoke. I think she’s captured it all beautifully. Read on The Train Station TodayContinue reading “The Train Station”

Second Review for the Slagg’s!

Well, Poetry lovers, a second review has come in for the Slagg’s Cafe. Thanks to the lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield Review of The Slagg’s Cafe At the Slagg’s, fags are compulsory ash joins sugar sifting onto table tops wiped ‘clean’ with apron hems and woolly sleeves. Tea is distinguishable from coffee by the smell sandwichesContinue reading “Second Review for the Slagg’s!”

Interview!!!

That’s right, PL’s! You heard correctly! The amazing Simon Maddrell will be appearing in this very studio (Rapturous applause from the audience. Some fainting) Now calm down, PL’s, we don’t want to frighten our distinguished guest off because he’s here now. Heeere’s Simon Maddrell. (Pandemonium- Security overwhelmed). (Our esteemed guest wafts down the lighted stairs)Continue reading “Interview!!!”

The Slaggs Cafe’s first review

Hello PL’s We are most honoured to have our first review of the Slagg’s Cafe. This is thanks to the lovely poet, Sharron Green. Herself a big frequenter of this desirable ‘In’ place. Not the most favourable of reviews, but you’ll find there is a backlash of The Slagg’s most loyal customers. There is toContinue reading “The Slaggs Cafe’s first review”

Mrs Slagg’s Poetry Hour

Trisha Broomfield 2021 So lovely, Trisha. You blew the Slagg’s away with that one. Now, here is Anne’s beautiful haiku piece – Cycling teenagers Pedal-pushing in the square High on cloud nine. Anne Warrington 2021 Weren’t they both fabulous ?! I’m sure both poets passed that audition with flying colours! Mrs Slagg will get onContinue reading “Mrs Slagg’s Poetry Hour”

Dobby does Nonet

Hello Poetry Lovers, After Dobby’s miserable encounter with Keats, I’ve persuaded her to write a nonet poem for Mrs Slagg. In return for (canned) sardines at the back of her pantry Anyway, read on – it’s untitled Give me food, preferably sardines No, I’m not going to ask nicely! I want that fish right away!Continue reading “Dobby does Nonet”

Wardrobe III

Well, another of our lovely Poetry Lovers has accepted my Poetry Wardrobe challenge – the wonderful and enigmatic Ray Pool Or Ray of the Pools as our mutual friend Donall Dempsey would say. You may also recall that I had the pleasure of interviewing Ray on my talk show last year. One I will cherish.Continue reading “Wardrobe III”

The Slagg’s Cafe

Hello Poetry Lovers. Welcome to the Slagg’s Cafe – our new regular feature. As you can see from the picture above, there are already poetry readings featured at this classy establishment. Plus a bone fide home-cooked menu: Watery own-brand instant coffee. Slab of meat pie (meal deal). Tea with three sugars. Verbal abuse from MrsContinue reading “The Slagg’s Cafe”