Happy (ish) New Year

Happy New Year, Poetry Lovers. Are we embracing 2022? Or shying away from it, fearing yet another blow from Lockdown? There seems to be tremendously mixed and tentative feelings about this very new year . So, to counteract this trepidation, I have posted two pieces on the New Year. The first you will see isContinue reading “Happy (ish) New Year”

Limerick Corner

Happy New Year, Poetry Lovers I am falling in love with limericks, so when the lovely poet Trisha Broomfield penned this great piece, I had to share it with you all. A great start to 2022. Thank you, Trisha, very witty and clever and most of all – cat related. An excellent mix. Do readContinue reading “Limerick Corner”

Bitter sweet Yuletide

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought I’d get one more seasonal piece in before Christmas Day. Inspired by Trisha and Sharron’s pieces, I thought I’d try and get the wonderful detail those talented poets do. I also thought I’d try this structure – what fun! Anyway, read on; Christmas always reminds me of ; The coalContinue reading “Bitter sweet Yuletide”

Seasons Greetings part II

Hello Poetry Lovers Christmas draws nearer, and I have another seasonal treat to show you. This is by the lovely and clever poet, Sharron Green I particularly liked this one because it emphasises the splendour of the season while bringing up relevant issues. I thought this was a very clever and engaging piece. Thank youContinue reading “Seasons Greetings part II”

Seasons Greetings

Hello Poetry Lovers I guess it’s time to get seasonal and still keep my obsession with food. However, this particular food we will all be obsessed about. Yes, a lovely poem from Trisha Broomfield about those traditional mince pies and the nostalgia and memories they evoke. Rosy yet painful at times. Lovely detailed poem, Trisha,Continue reading “Seasons Greetings”

Grey Breakfast

Hello Poetry Lovers Here we are once again on my favourite subject; Food. Inspired by Trisha Broomfield’s terrific breakfast poem last week, I just had to do one of my own. I didn’t mean it to end up like it did but I feel it’s worth a read anyway. See what you think; Why isContinue reading “Grey Breakfast”

Breakfast Corner

  Hello Poetry Lovers Well, it looks like my food fixation is here to stay. I’ve even included a photo of me in an IKEA kitchen! However I would have been inspired by Trisha Broomfield’s lovely piece anyway. Simply titled Trisha’s Breakfast, these succinct words show us what a complex meal breakfast is these days.Continue reading “Breakfast Corner”

More Short forms….

Hello Poetry Lovers Here I am, back on food. I can’t leave it alone! I just wanted to feature some more fascinating short forms I learnt in Sharron Green’s class recently. As you can see, I have written a monorhyme – each line with 8 syllables, and the last word has to rhyme. I hadContinue reading “More Short forms….”

The Strambotto

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought I’d keep to the food theme this week, though this one isn’t as seasonal as the lovely Trisha’s in the last post. I recently took a course with the very talented and prolific Sharron Green on Short Forms in poetry, and thanks to her, I discovered the wonderful Strambotto –Continue reading “The Strambotto”