A Tribute to Buttons

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I don’t mean that well-meaning, if irritating, character who loved Cinderella, I mean Buttons, the ones on our coats and cardigans. Or not, as the wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield points out in this superb and beautifully written piece. So many memories in this poem, especially with the button tin. Who doesn’tContinue reading “A Tribute to Buttons”

The Letter from Hell

Hello Poetry Lovers As you know, I’ve been doing the Sealey Challenge, but not only that, I’ve been writing a prompt for every day of August. Puff! Set by the wonderful @rzu on Instagram, I have been going flat out. I thought I would share one or two with you. The first is A LetterContinue reading “The Letter from Hell”

The Sealey Challenge (part one)

Hello Poetry Lovers I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the Sealey Challenge. For the unenlightened, one has to read a poetry pamphlet every day for 31 days of August. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, not the easy feat it first sounded. Not to mention running out of books! However, August is flyingContinue reading “The Sealey Challenge (part one)”

Poetry Demons

Hello Poetry Lovers Now, during this heat and the long days of August, instead of feeling sorry for myself as usual, I have been writing daily August poetry prompts and I have really been enjoying them. I thought I’d share one of them with you, this particular prompt My Demons Write Poetry gave me theContinue reading “Poetry Demons”

Interview

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the talk show studio (rapturous applause – host silences them with a stern look) Today’s special guest is the wonderful poet and real talent, Sharon Andrews. (Pandemonium- Security stir uneasily) Now settle down, everyone. We want a nice dignified round of applause now for Sharon Andrews…!! (Sharon wafts gracefullyContinue reading “Interview”

Mirror Issue

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I thought we should have some mirror action. Mirrors are so intriguing to draw and write about. They are infinite and mysterious. So for fun, I’ve penned a couple of pieces. One’s reflection in the mirror is:Hopeful in the morning Dodgy in the afternoonPast caring in the eveningAvoided at night SkeltonicContinue reading “Mirror Issue”

The Vowel Affair

Hello Poetry Lovers What can I say?! Whatever has our hero Luke Wright ignited here?! And how fortunate I am to know such talented poets. Wimping out after attempting an A vowel only poem, my contemporaries have gone from strength to strength, taking on vowel pieces and building up such intriguing and alluring poetry. IContinue reading “The Vowel Affair”

A Night Out with Robert Garnham

I know! What ravers we are! One social engagement after another. Especially with talented poets! We adore the Guildford Fringe Festival, so much more civilised than that overwhelming Edinburgh one. So much so, that last night we went to see the prolific and wonderful Robert Garnham upstairs at The Keep. A beautiful venue opposite theContinue reading “A Night Out with Robert Garnham”

A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke

Hello Poetry Lovers Yes, I thought that title would make you stop and look. It is actually true, we had a night out with Mr JCC himself, only we shared him with at least 300 others! And we were grateful for even that much intimacy. My lovely friend Trisha Broomfield and I were lucky enoughContinue reading “A Night Out with John Cooper Clarke”