The Skin Game

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we have a beautiful touching poem from the lovely Trisha Broomfield that’s on such a personal subject and so much a part of us – our skin. I couldn’t resist sharing this moving piece (and illustrating it too!). After this poignant poem, there is a second one not nearly so (skin)Continue reading “The Skin Game”

Interview

Okay, Poetry Lovers, settle down! Welcome back to our talk show studio where we are expecting the lovely poet, Douglas Graham Wilson! (Pandemonium) (The host raps a ruler on the desk There is rapt silence) Now Now, you don’t want me to interrupt Security’s fag break, do you?! Lets give a very warm welcome toContinue reading “Interview”

Letter to my Daughter

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, I would love to share this moving and poignant piece from the wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield who I had the pleasure of meeting up with last week at the Cranleigh Arts Centre. Not only did we have a lovely slab of orange polenta cake but so many memories of reading poetryContinue reading “Letter to my Daughter”

Poetry Basket Review

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to another Poetry Basket review, and today we have an absolute belter, Douglas Graham Wilson’s new collection Of Love and Other Maladies. A wonderful poet and friend, Douglas takes us on a real journey of emotion and human situations, and I’m proud to present a hot and well deserved reviewContinue reading “Poetry Basket Review”

Belated Women’s Day

Hello Poetry Lovers Now this is a bit belated but I’ve penned a poem for International Women’s Day last Tuesday. Angrier than I thought it would be, I stuck with it anyway Especially as this is a frustration a lot of us have to bear. Anyway read on; Woman’s work…. Washing load done by halfContinue reading “Belated Women’s Day”

Beauty Spot…

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, today I’ve killed two birds with one stone (I must think of a better expression!). Not only have I revelled in my favourite subject of beauty, but I’ve also written my first duplex poem. I expect that phone to start ringing any moment. So, welcome to the Beauty Spot where weContinue reading “Beauty Spot…”

Archetypes..

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, your poetry detective has come up trumps once again. I’ve discovered the Didactic Poem. I also thought what a hoot it would be if I wrote one about the archetypes in the Tarot card pack. Until I discovered there were 78 of them! So, I’ve written about 7 – putting inContinue reading “Archetypes..”

Zejel III

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the wonderful Zejel poetry form. We now have another take on the Zejel by the talented poet, Sharron Green. I love this, so natural and beautifully descriptive and sums up the things a poet goes through. Especially in the small hours. Thank you so much, Sharron. Great piece. NowContinue reading “Zejel III”

Cat Zejel

Hello Poetry Lovers We’re back to the wonderful Zejel form. Lovely poet Trisha Broomfield (Here’s a glamorous picture of her ) has written a wonderful cat zejel. My two favourites rolled into one! A fun and clever piece, Trisha. Thank you so much, keep them coming do read on; Cat Zejel The cat is learningContinue reading “Cat Zejel”