Back on the Train…

Hello Poetry Lovers No, I’m not back on the train yet but I wanted to return to this fascinating subject. The DeLorean has pulled up, so get in for late 1977 and see what my life was like when I worked for six months at High Holborn. (Forgive the perm! They really were the wayContinue reading “Back on the Train…”

Dolls House Villanelle

Hello PL’s Would you believe I took on a Villanelle this week. Something that’s always looked so extraordinarily complex and I actually conquered it – sort of! I mean Sestina’s – forget them! They’re the devil! So so hard, but a villanelle is kind of a softer cousin. The one that you could get awayContinue reading “Dolls House Villanelle”

Trains and Stations (II)

Hello Poetry Lovers I’d like to continue my feature on trains or at least the memory of boarding them. Didn’t we once take that for granted?! Lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield, has not only emphasised the experience of waiting for one of these things, but that how cold a station gets. The wind really blows rightContinue reading “Trains and Stations (II)”

WATERFALL…….

Hello Poetry Lovers Now this is going to come as a shock but Mrs Slagg does actually have a soft side. Mainly she likes brutal poems, but she has time for the occasional piece about nature and the elements too. Especially if they’re in an acrostic and nonet form like the one clever poet SharronContinue reading “WATERFALL…….”

The Train Station

Hello Poetry lovers Now one of the many things I’ve missed during this lockdown period is getting the train to London. My dear friend and poet, Barbara Lee has penned a lovely poem about going on that train to the Big Smoke. I think she’s captured it all beautifully. Read on The Train Station TodayContinue reading “The Train Station”

Second Review for the Slagg’s!

Well, Poetry lovers, a second review has come in for the Slagg’s Cafe. Thanks to the lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield Review of The Slagg’s Cafe At the Slagg’s, fags are compulsory ash joins sugar sifting onto table tops wiped ‘clean’ with apron hems and woolly sleeves. Tea is distinguishable from coffee by the smell sandwichesContinue reading “Second Review for the Slagg’s!”

Interview!!!

That’s right, PL’s! You heard correctly! The amazing Simon Maddrell will be appearing in this very studio (Rapturous applause from the audience. Some fainting) Now calm down, PL’s, we don’t want to frighten our distinguished guest off because he’s here now. Heeere’s Simon Maddrell. (Pandemonium- Security overwhelmed). (Our esteemed guest wafts down the lighted stairs)Continue reading “Interview!!!”

The Slaggs Cafe’s first review

Hello PL’s We are most honoured to have our first review of the Slagg’s Cafe. This is thanks to the lovely poet, Sharron Green. Herself a big frequenter of this desirable ‘In’ place. Not the most favourable of reviews, but you’ll find there is a backlash of The Slagg’s most loyal customers. There is toContinue reading “The Slaggs Cafe’s first review”