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”

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”

The Paradelle Challenge

Hello Poetry Lovers To my delight, the lovely poet Trisha Broomfield has accepted my paradelle challenge and has come up with a corker. To be honest, I think it’s better than its source of inspiration. A lovely poignant and clever piece, thank you so much Trisha. Truly talented. Do read on; Paradelle You’ve left meContinue reading “The Paradelle Challenge”

The Paradelle

Hello Poetry Lovers Discovering American poet Billy Collins, in a second-hand poetry book sale, I was drawn in by his honest style. Not to mention the paradelle form that he used for the following poem. Has anyone tried this?! What a swine to do! Basically, there are 4 stanzas with the last two lines havingContinue reading “The Paradelle”

Milestones a Cotswold Home

Hello Poetry Lovers before I set sail on holiday, I really wanted to post this touching poem from clever poet, Trisha Broomfield A strong and poignant recollection of a childhood home. I remember longing to live in the country, and after reading this, I realise I still do. I also had the pleasure of TrishaContinue reading “Milestones a Cotswold Home”

The Sealey Challenge

Hello PL’s I’d love to talk more about The Sealey Challenge that Dobby and I took on in August, where we read 31 pamphlets, one for each day of the month (I’m sure you worked that one out for yourself!) August is a dull and grim month for me normally, full of nothing. At leastContinue reading “The Sealey Challenge”

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”