Celine’s Salon Launch

Hello PL’s I had the best time last night at Celine’s Salon Anthology Launch So proud to be a part of this wonderful collection Held at El Camion/The Pink Chihuahua in Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, we went down to this groovy basement. I really felt a big part of old Soho, withContinue reading “Celine’s Salon Launch”

Dobby’s One Minute Poem

Hello Poetry Lovers Today our feline poet is presenting her one minute poem. I’ll remind you of the rules ; 60 syllables, 3 stanzas, the first line is 8 syllables the next three lines are 4. Rhyming is AABB Well, read on……. I must have a sardine to eat There at my feet I wantContinue reading “Dobby’s One Minute Poem”

The Cherita

Hello Poetry Lovers Now, here’s an interesting form of poetry. I discovered this on an Instagram thread by the inventive Soul Craft Poetry. The Cherita, a Malay word for telling a story, or tale, consists of six stanzas; one single line, two lines then three. There are two examples below, the first is extraordinarily unsubtle,Continue reading “The Cherita”

A Fag Villanelle

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought we’d start the week with a bit of fun. Now I don’t know what possessed me, but I wrote a villanelle about cigarettes. Almost a taboo subject now but so irresistible. I usually find villanelles very hard but this one took me 10 minutes to write while I was havingContinue reading “A Fag Villanelle”

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”

Nursery Rhymes part II

Welcome Poetry Lovers Dobby and I thought we’d continue our nursery rhyme theme with some more traditional pieces. Clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield, has come up with a hilarious rewrite of this classic. Do read on Ding Dong Dell Pussy’s in the well Who put her in She clambered down in search of gin.Continue reading “Nursery Rhymes part II”

Old Mother Hubbard

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we’re going to explore that very traditional and well-known nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard Like most of us, I knew the iconic first verse, but I did not bargain for how long the rest of it actually was. The structuring was also quite difficult. Not to mention some very morbid versesContinue reading “Old Mother Hubbard”