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”

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”

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”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 13

Hello Poetry Lovers, Welcome to window 13 – And what can I say about this great collection called Boring The Arse Off Young People by the wonderful Martin Figura. Published by Nasty Little Press in 2010, this is the first poetry book I ever bought. And off the great man himself! At the Roundhouse IContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 13”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 12

Hello Poetry Lovers! Window 12! Everything was wiped away from my laptop but we may just make it to the end……. And what can I say about this poet? And Family Values? When I saw Wendy Cope at The Richmond Literature Festival in 2016, poetry was a new door for me then and I’d onlyContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 12”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 10

Hello Poetry Lovers, window 10!! Not bad going – eh? I had all sorts of technical problems yesterday but today we have opened the window to a beauty. As you know, Patric Cunnane runs the wonderful DoDo Modern Poets above the King & Queen pub in the West End. I’ve known great afternoons of poetryContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 10”