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”

The Other Woman

Hello Poetry Lovers The clever and wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield has inspired us once again with a marvelous piece The Other Woman, from her collection Husbands for Breakfast. It is poignant, painful, colourful and very true. A real human situation that if we oursleves have not gone through this, we know someone who has. ThankContinue reading “The Other Woman”

Interview….!!!

Hello, Poetry Lovers! (deafening applause) Yes!! We’re back in the studio again! (the audience cheers) We have a wonderful guest on the show, so let’s give him a big welcome….. (audience go wild – security on standby)…. Heeere’s Eddie Chauncy (rapturous applause as Eddie descends the lighted stairs gracefully) Eddie, welcome to the show! (pandemoniumContinue reading “Interview….!!!”

Memory Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers I could not resist a quick memory corner with this poet, as we have an interview with him coming up very soon. Was it really 4th March 2019 that the lovely Eddie Chauncy came to read for us?! A featured poet at the Adelaide, it was an unforgettable night as Eddie blewContinue reading “Memory Corner”

The Night Before Christmas

Hello Poetry Lovers I hope your Christmas was good. Swooned over this poem by clever poet Trisha Broomfield who captures the era of our Off Licence’s, many long gone. Unbelievably, we still have one in Twickenham, standing proud with its good quality ales and ciders amongst the Costa’s and Tesco Metro’s. However, most of usContinue reading “The Night Before Christmas”

The Christmas Party..

Seasons Greetings, Poetry Lovers Nearly Christmas Eve, eh? Always the most exciting day really…. I’ve got strong childhood memories of Mum making these sausage rolls and a burnt Christmas cake. Of course I touched neither because they were vile, but the aroma of that magical night, and anticipation of Christmas day and what it promised…..Continue reading “The Christmas Party..”

Poetry advent 17

Well, Poetry Lovers, the computer has really shut me out. This is all from my phone. It seems you can’t just go to PC World (Brentford) and buy an iPad thing. You have to order it. I expected to come out that shop triumphantly holding a nice carrier bag full of expensive goods! I mean,Continue reading “Poetry advent 17”

Poetry Advent window 16

Hello Poetry Lovers I have really been looking forward to this window. We have opened number 16 to Trainspotters by Greg Freeman. A neat and moving collection published by Indigo Dreams in 2015. Tender pieces, such as in The 21.53 – an interaction between strangers on a train and the poignant A Job on theContinue reading “Poetry Advent window 16”