Seguidilla part two

Hello Poetry Lovers I am very pleased to return to our Seguidilla section, part two. Lovely and talented poet Trisha Broomfield took up my challenge of a seguidilla and it’s a strong and wistful piece. Certainly one that will strike a chord. So thank you, Trisha, beautiful piece. Do read on ; Seguidilla In thatContinue reading “Seguidilla part two”

Seguidilla

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we feature the Seguidilla, a Spanish poetic form with 7 lines. It goes in syllables of 7-5-7-5-5-7-5. I found this one hard work but had to share it with you, read on; Seguidilla I stir my homemade curry  Fenugreek and seeds  Its pungency cloaks the air And fills all my needs Continue reading “Seguidilla”

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….”