Dobby does Nonet

Hello Poetry Lovers, After Dobby’s miserable encounter with Keats, I’ve persuaded her to write a nonet poem for Mrs Slagg. In return for (canned) sardines at the back of her pantry Anyway, read on – it’s untitled Give me food, preferably sardines No, I’m not going to ask nicely! I want that fish right away!Continue reading “Dobby does Nonet”

Wardrobe III

Well, another of our lovely Poetry Lovers has accepted my Poetry Wardrobe challenge – the wonderful and enigmatic Ray Pool Or Ray of the Pools as our mutual friend Donall Dempsey would say. You may also recall that I had the pleasure of interviewing Ray on my talk show last year. One I will cherish.Continue reading “Wardrobe III”

The Slagg’s Cafe

Hello Poetry Lovers. Welcome to the Slagg’s Cafe – our new regular feature. As you can see from the picture above, there are already poetry readings featured at this classy establishment. Plus a bone fide home-cooked menu: Watery own-brand instant coffee. Slab of meat pie (meal deal). Tea with three sugars. Verbal abuse from MrsContinue reading “The Slagg’s Cafe”

Interview!!

Welcome to the show, everybody! We’re back at the Talk Show studio! (rapturous applause. Security on alert) Now calm down, Poetry Lovers, we don’t want to frighten off our esteemed guest – the amazing Mark Chamberlain … (pandemonium – the house virtually comes down) (the host bangs a ruler on the desk – there isContinue reading “Interview!!”

Heart and Wardrobe

Hello PL’s, Now, I’ve had two challenges for my heart and wardrobe themes, and they’re both such good poems……. The first is the Heart affair, Sharron Green has offered up a super piece of her having the heart of a butterfly. It’s so beautiful – do read on… My Heart would be a Butterfly MyContinue reading “Heart and Wardrobe”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers, I could not resist a quick memory corner on this dull dull day. Jump in the DeLorean, and we’ll go back to 5th May 2019. Seat belts on now! I’ll always treasure the memory of being made feature poet for Poetry Performance at the Adelaide. This is me being interviewed by theContinue reading “Memory Corner”

Disco III

Hello Poetry Lovers, I’ve jumped right in the deep end and posted a third instalment about the golden age of Disco. This comes from wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield’s perspective, and a sharp and astute one it is too. One is reminded of different aspects of disco and how much violence and rivalry was a commonContinue reading “Disco III”

Disco II

Hello PL’s, I’ve decided to stick to the Disco theme – or rather the misery of Disco. They weren’t great for everybody. Especially when you went with older cousins, who were stuck with you for the week! Ooh, they were long holidays staying with her. My Cousin made me as welcome as a fart inContinue reading “Disco II”

Fashion Crisis ‘71

Hello Poetry Lovers, now I’ve been tidying out the Poetry Sideboard to find a theme for today’s post. And I came up with yet another poignant memory from 1971. As you can see, there is a wealth of material lurking in here, so I’ve penned this one set in ‘71 and the importance of theContinue reading “Fashion Crisis ‘71”