The Babysitter’s Lament

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, I’m thrilled to say I’ve got a poem into the Mother’s Union London Diocesan News. An unlikely place for my sort of work to be, but they accepted it, and it’s the equivalent of a T S Eliot award to me. It’s a wistful sort of piece. Do read on; Babysitter’sContinue reading “The Babysitter’s Lament”

Milestones

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we have an incredibly poignant piece from the talented poet, Trisha Broomfield. Very touching and personal that will strike a chord with all of us. Sadly, most of us have been through these milestones, tears and laughter. And pain. A very poignant piece, do read on; Milestones a conversation with myContinue reading “Milestones”

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”

Diminishing Verse Challenge

Hello Poetry Lovers We have a celebrity filled challenge today. First of all, we have a diminishing verse from the gorgeous and talented poet, Trisha Broomfield. Who goes head to head with Mrs Slagg and Dobby. What a lethal combination, and collaboration as the two of them composed their’s together. I didn’t think they couldContinue reading “Diminishing Verse Challenge”

Mrs Slagg’s Mini Class

Mrs Slagg, while impressed at Dobby’s diminishing verse, reckons she could go one better. In fact, she’s written a couple. Read on; Spat Me and Mr Slagg had a spat Over the new girl called Pat He thinks she’s where it’s at Stale Pie Mr Slagg said my pie was stale I gave him whatContinue reading “Mrs Slagg’s Mini Class”

The One Minute Poem….

Hello Poetry Lovers This week I was compelled to take on this one minute poem inspired by the lovely poet Sharron Green What with 60 syllables, 3 stanzas of 4 lines and rhyming, it certainly was not the walkover I took it to be. And I’ve penned my favourite subject sugar. Anyway, read on, theContinue reading “The One Minute Poem….”

The Cat Triolet

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to our Triolet Corner. Lovely and talented poet, Trisha Broomfield has given us this wonderful piece titled ‘The Cat’. Beautifully done and right up mine and Mrs Slagg’s street. Trisha will be given a personal invitation from the lady herself to read this piece live at the Slagg’s Cafe. AContinue reading “The Cat Triolet”

Open Mic at the Slagg’s Cafe

Well, Poetry Lovers Another notorious open mic session is underway at our favourite cafe. Get yourselves here, and put your name down for Mrs Slagg’s acclaim – or more likely, verbal abuse. I wouldn’t miss that for the world, especially the latter. People queue up for that sort of thing in here. I am deeplyContinue reading “Open Mic at the Slagg’s Cafe”