Yellow Socks…

Hello, PL’s. I would like to come back to our recent theme on laundry – or simply washing as most people refer to it. It’s a burden we carry and what better way to express that than through poetry (and sketches)?! The lovely and clever poet Trisha Broomfield has risen to my recent challenge ofContinue reading “Yellow Socks…”

Memory Corner….

Hello Poetry Lovers, and welcome to another memory corner. The Delorean has been taken for scrap so get your bus passes and masks as we head back to 18th May 2019 and the Poetry Cafe. The Poem-A-Thon to be precise… I was thrilled when the wonderful Paul E McCrane emailed about this exciting and ambitiousContinue reading “Memory Corner….”

Laundry Special….

Hello Poetry Lovers Now I’ve been thinking a lot about launderettes lately, and how I found them magical as a child. We always had a treacherous twin tub at home, so I relished trips to these places with my pal and her aunt Renee. Especially if I was sent to the flat upstairs to getContinue reading “Laundry Special….”

Poetry Basket Review

Hello, Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the Poetry Basket Review. Now, you may have seen that I’ve featured the terrific poet, Trisha Broomfield a few times. So I think it’s a natural progression to actually review her latest collection When Peter Sellers Came to Tea. This is Trisha’s third book, and her previous collections areContinue reading “Poetry Basket Review”

Boys and Pubs……

Hello, Poetry Lovers, Not sure which way round that title should go…..Pubs and Boys? Boys and Pubs? There was an era when they went hand in hand. I didn’t ever get the boy I fancied though, yet all my mates did! Where was the justice in that?! This picture of me above, appropriately, was takenContinue reading “Boys and Pubs……”

A Woman’s Work…..

Hello, Poetry Lovers, a nice nostalgic piece for you today…. Housework, eh? Now, I keep hearing about how clean houses are at present, as a result of lockdown. Places gleaming and polished. If I was allowed to, I’d love to meet these people, because mine seems to have got even worse since this all started!Continue reading “A Woman’s Work…..”

Lockdown – the Good Side

Hello Poetry Lovers Now don’t faint! I am actually addressing a contemporary issue instead of looking back as usual. You can hardly avoid these current times and lockdown, but I’ve made a bloomin’ good attempt! For this issue, however, I will embrace it – or at least the wonderful poet Trisha Broomfield will. Fantastic LockdownContinue reading “Lockdown – the Good Side”

The Dolls House

Why are dollshouses so sinister yet so alluring? Their very presence and loneliness makes us come to all sorts of conculsions. Yet (most of us) love them… Here is a poem I have penned about the haunting aura of a dollshouse and its inhabitants. I remember being so frustrated as a child that they didn’tContinue reading “The Dolls House”

Zooming ………

Lumme, Poetry Lovers! So much Zoom going on at the moment…. Had a wonderful poetry Zoom last Thursday with Write Out Loud – then a breather till Sunday! Then on Sunday at 4 pm, I watched Live from the Butchery hosted by the wonderful Martin Figura. Tip top readers! Then our very own Virtual PoetryContinue reading “Zooming ………”

Bonfire Night…..

Yes, Poetry Lovers, it’s that event of the year. They say there’s beautiful fireworks out there, but I have to take their word for it. I’m busy having my hands over my ears, and snuggling in with Dobby. Always loathed it – especially bangers. So, to show my displeasure, I have penned an anti-Guy FawkesContinue reading “Bonfire Night…..”