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”

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)”

Poetry Demons

Hello Poetry Lovers Now, during this heat and the long days of August, instead of feeling sorry for myself as usual, I have been writing daily August poetry prompts and I have really been enjoying them. I thought I’d share one of them with you, this particular prompt My Demons Write Poetry gave me theContinue reading “Poetry Demons”

Villanelle Recipe

Hello Poetry Lovers We return today to that thorn in the side poetry form – the Villanelle. The lovely Poetry Performance regular and genius poet, Connaire Kensit has unfolded this enigmatic structure with a wonderful and concise villanelle. Do read on; Whatever will be, will be. Or will it? We all agree that nature hasContinue reading “Villanelle Recipe”

Interview

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to the talk show studio (rapturous applause – host silences them with a stern look) Today’s special guest is the wonderful poet and real talent, Sharon Andrews. (Pandemonium- Security stir uneasily) Now settle down, everyone. We want a nice dignified round of applause now for Sharon Andrews…!! (Sharon wafts gracefullyContinue reading “Interview”

Mirror Issue

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I thought we should have some mirror action. Mirrors are so intriguing to draw and write about. They are infinite and mysterious. So for fun, I’ve penned a couple of pieces. One’s reflection in the mirror is:Hopeful in the morning Dodgy in the afternoonPast caring in the eveningAvoided at night SkeltonicContinue reading “Mirror Issue”

The Vowel Affair

Hello Poetry Lovers What can I say?! Whatever has our hero Luke Wright ignited here?! And how fortunate I am to know such talented poets. Wimping out after attempting an A vowel only poem, my contemporaries have gone from strength to strength, taking on vowel pieces and building up such intriguing and alluring poetry. IContinue reading “The Vowel Affair”