Memory Corner – Chip’s Speakeasy

Hello, Poetry Lovers, I was engulfed by a quick memory, which I’ll share with you before going on with the poetry advent calender….. Now I’ve got to stop getting so emotional about these memory corners. I simply took them on board early in lockdown – but now they bring a lump to my throat. TheseContinue reading “Memory Corner – Chip’s Speakeasy”

Poetry Advent Calender – window 7

Hello PL’s Welcome to day 7 of the poetry advent calender. I am delighted to open the window to Ex Situ by the wonderful M. E. Muir, a poet I have come to love and have the pleasure of knowing. I was swept away by this elegant collection bound by the fetching blue cover. TheContinue reading “Poetry Advent Calender – window 7”

Advent Calender – Window 4

Hello Poetry Lovers, welcome back to day 4 of the poetry advent calender. Now, the previous two windows I knew very well, but we are back to a collection I don’t know at all. In fact, I’m going to be deeply honest with you, I have no idea how this book even came into myContinue reading “Advent Calender – Window 4”

The Poetry Advent Calender…

Hello PL’s, Let me introduce the Poetry Advent Calender for December 2020. Every day, a new window will be opened and for every book that comes out, there will be a mini-review and the story behind it. Now forgive me, PL’s, I have had to omit the ones I have already reviewed – which breaksContinue reading “The Poetry Advent Calender…”

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…”

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….”

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”