Alphabet Poem

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I would like to share an abecedarian poem with you. Inspired by the wonderful poet Sue Burge’s Mind Gym, this alphabet form has very rich pickings for any subject. Mine for instance, is about knickers! Now 26 lines may seem a tall order, but once you get into it….well, see forContinue reading “Alphabet Poem”

That’s Poetry II

Hello Poetry Lovers I can’t believe my luck, talented poet Trisha Broomfield has come up with my favourite subject to define what poetry is to her. Yes, her cat, Perry! Such rich sketching ground and a very beautiful piece. I couldn’t resist adding cats of many colours too. Drawings aside, it is a very movingContinue reading “That’s Poetry II”

That’s Poetry…

Hello Poetry Lovers Recently there was a mini-competition on Instagram on the theme of “That’s Poetry”. Now, I see poetry in many things as I’m sure you do. It goes beyond the written word and structure and rhymes and that stressed thing, It can also be a very visual medium. However, the competition organisers didContinue reading “That’s Poetry…”

A Tribute to Buttons

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I don’t mean that well-meaning, if irritating, character who loved Cinderella, I mean Buttons, the ones on our coats and cardigans. Or not, as the wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield points out in this superb and beautifully written piece. So many memories in this poem, especially with the button tin. Who doesn’tContinue reading “A Tribute to Buttons”

Celine’s Salon Launch

Hello Poetry Lovers I went to Celine’s terrific launch on Tuesday 13th September at The Blue Posts in the heart of Soho. Although some say Soho has been sanitised somewhat, I really think this square mile still has a certain allure. Nostalgia? Mystique? Simply intriguing? Whatever anyone thinks, there’s definitely a vibrant and creative sceneContinue reading “Celine’s Salon Launch”

The Sealey Challenge part II

Hello Poetry Lovers Well, what can I say about the Sealey Challenge 2022?! Only that I miss it already. A great and innovative journey bringing such awareness of poetry. For the uninitiated, the Sealey Challenge is to read a poetry pamphlet every day of August. I’m sure you’ve worked out yourself that that is 31Continue reading “The Sealey Challenge part II”

Dobby’s Tribute

Hello Poetry Lovers A short post today featuring Dobby’s tribute to The Queen. Dobby and Fish have been terribly upset by our nation’s loss and how overnight the world changed for us. Therefore we present Dobby’s favourite poem, an old classic. Pussycat pussycat, where have you been? I’ve been up to London to visit theContinue reading “Dobby’s Tribute”

The Letter from Hell

Hello Poetry Lovers As you know, I’ve been doing the Sealey Challenge, but not only that, I’ve been writing a prompt for every day of August. Puff! Set by the wonderful @rzu on Instagram, I have been going flat out. I thought I would share one or two with you. The first is A LetterContinue reading “The Letter from Hell”

The Sealey Challenge (part one)

Hello Poetry Lovers I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the Sealey Challenge. For the unenlightened, one has to read a poetry pamphlet every day for 31 days of August. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, not the easy feat it first sounded. Not to mention running out of books! However, August is flyingContinue reading “The Sealey Challenge (part one)”