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……”

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 ………”

Review – Poetry Performance Online

Well, last night we had the second virtual Poetry Performance evening, bringing Poetry at the Adelaide into our own homes. A great success. Hosted by the vibrant Clive Rowland, we had a full programme of original and innovative poetry. Starting with the clever John Sephton with two small and classy poems Blue Notes and ExpectingContinue reading “Review – Poetry Performance Online”

Halloween II

Hello, Poetry Lovers. My two lovely poet pals have accepted my challenge and came up with more wonderful Halloween pieces. And they’re fabulous! Here are pictures of that glamorous pair – Trisha Broomfield and Sharron Green. Read on……. And witches fly…….. by Trisha Broomfield 2020 They tell me it’s the night that witches fly, IContinue reading “Halloween II”