Welcome back to Nostalgia Corner

Hello Poetry Lovers Let me lead you once again to nostalgia corner. Talented poet Trisha Broomfield has written a follow-up to my recent piece on Talcum powder. This particular, now overlooked, beauty item is playing on my mind, I think it’s because Christmas is approaching. Which as we know, is the ultimate nostalgic corner. AnywayContinue reading “Welcome back to Nostalgia Corner”

Baggage ….

Hello Poetry Lovers My return to Tenby for the pamphlet launch is looming, and I was taken with poet Trisha Broomfield’s terrific piece on packing. Not only is this beautifully written, it’s also so relevant to me and my current packing. Sad, wistful, nostalgic and very amusing contents are listed here. Not to mention howContinue reading “Baggage ….”

Halloween

Hello Poetry Lovers How could I let Halloween go by without mentioning it?! Which I nearly did, and I’m very grateful to superb poet Trisha Broomfield who wrote this wonderful piece. It’s marvellous and clever and I had such fun illustrating this wonderful poem. Especially as there were cats involved, needless to say…. Do readContinue reading “Halloween”

That’s Poetry II

Hello Poetry Lovers I can’t believe my luck, talented poet Trisha Broomfield has come up with my favourite subject to define what poetry is to her. Yes, her cat, Perry! Such rich sketching ground and a very beautiful piece. I couldn’t resist adding cats of many colours too. Drawings aside, it is a very movingContinue reading “That’s Poetry II”

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”

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”

Stilettos and Cider

Hello Poetry Lovers Today I’d like to feature my lovely and talented friend, Trisha Broomfield’s poem Stilettos and Cider. This was longlisted very recently in the Plough Poetry Prize 2022, and well deserved too. Would you believe Trisha didn’t even know until I told her! Thank God I did. Trisha has given permission for meContinue reading “Stilettos and Cider”

The Skin Game

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, we have a beautiful touching poem from the lovely Trisha Broomfield that’s on such a personal subject and so much a part of us – our skin. I couldn’t resist sharing this moving piece (and illustrating it too!). After this poignant poem, there is a second one not nearly so (skin)Continue reading “The Skin Game”

Letter to my Daughter

Hello Poetry Lovers Today, I would love to share this moving and poignant piece from the wonderful poet, Trisha Broomfield who I had the pleasure of meeting up with last week at the Cranleigh Arts Centre. Not only did we have a lovely slab of orange polenta cake but so many memories of reading poetryContinue reading “Letter to my Daughter”

Cat Zejel

Hello Poetry Lovers We’re back to the wonderful Zejel form. Lovely poet Trisha Broomfield (Here’s a glamorous picture of her ) has written a wonderful cat zejel. My two favourites rolled into one! A fun and clever piece, Trisha. Thank you so much, keep them coming do read on; Cat Zejel The cat is learningContinue reading “Cat Zejel”