Birthday Chant…

Hello Poetry Lovers. Yes, it’s nearly that time of year when birthday celebrations raise their head. Mine’s three weeks before Christmas – Bore! – as Dobby would say! What can you do with a birthday like that?! So to air even more grudges, I penned a birthday chant. Chant poems are great fun, and worthContinue reading “Birthday Chant…”

Memory Corner….

Hello Poetry Lovers, and welcome to another memory corner. The Delorean has been taken for scrap so get your bus passes and masks as we head back to 18th May 2019 and the Poetry Cafe. The Poem-A-Thon to be precise… I was thrilled when the wonderful Paul E McCrane emailed about this exciting and ambitiousContinue reading “Memory Corner….”

Skeltonic Verse…

Hello Poetry Lovers, how do you feel about a skeltonic verse? They really are quite fun – do one as a lockdown exercise, You’ll never look back. And what better way to get in nostalgia and sketches. I got out my crayons this time. I wrote this skeltonic verse in August about a girl IContinue reading “Skeltonic Verse…”

Laundry Special….

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I’ve been thinking a lot about launderettes lately, and how I found them magical as a child. We always had a treacherous twin tub at home, so I relished trips to these places with my pal and her aunt Renee. Especially if I was sent to the flat upstairs to getContinue reading “Laundry Special….”

Poetry Basket Review

Hello, Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the Poetry Basket Review. Now, you may have seen that I’ve featured the terrific poet, Trisha Broomfield a few times. So I think it’s a natural progression to actually review her latest collection When Peter Sellers Came to Tea. This is Trisha’s third book, and her previous collections areContinue reading “Poetry Basket Review”

Boys and Pubs……

Hello, Poetry Lovers, Not sure which way round that title should go…..Pubs and Boys? Boys and Pubs? There was an era when they went hand in hand. I didn’t ever get the boy I fancied though, yet all my mates did! Where was the justice in that?! This picture of me above, appropriately, was takenContinue reading “Boys and Pubs……”

Lockdown – the Good Side

Hello Poetry Lovers Now don’t faint! I am actually addressing a contemporary issue instead of looking back as usual. You can hardly avoid these current times and lockdown, but I’ve made a bloomin’ good attempt! For this issue, however, I will embrace it – or at least the wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield will. Fantastic LockdownContinue reading “Lockdown – the Good Side”

The Dolls House

Why are dollshouses so sinister yet so alluring? Their very presence and loneliness makes us come to all sorts of conculsions. Yet (most of us) love them… Here is a poem I have penned about the haunting aura of a dollshouse and its inhabitants. I remember being so frustrated as a child that they didn’tContinue reading “The Dolls House”

Halloween II

Hello, Poetry Lovers. My two lovely poet pals have accepted my challenge and came up with more wonderful Halloween pieces. And they’re fabulous! Here are pictures of that glamorous pair – Trisha Broomfield and Sharron Green. Read on……. And witches fly…….. by Trisha Broomfield 2020 They tell me it’s the night that witches fly, IContinue reading “Halloween II”

Halloween!!

Hello, Poetry Lovers. So, Halloween is looming, eh? I’ve taken the liberty of penning two poems about this certain night. The first is in the style of Pam Ayres, and the second is – er – in my style really…. Well, read on….. h alloween, you’re such a bore! Trick or Treater’s at my doorContinue reading “Halloween!!”