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”

Clerihew II

Hello Poetry Lovers I’m back with my current pash, the Clerihew. Now my dear talented friends have come up with wonderful ones. So, thank you Trisha Broomfield and Sharron Green. These are a clever delight. Now, do read on, we’ll start with the lovely Trisha’s; Trisha’s Clerihew I wish I’d known dear Samuel Pepys We’dContinue reading “Clerihew II”

Happy (ish) New Year

Happy New Year, Poetry Lovers. Are we embracing 2022? Or shying away from it, fearing yet another blow from Lockdown? There seems to be tremendously mixed and tentative feelings about this very new year . So, to counteract this trepidation, I have posted two pieces on the New Year. The first you will see isContinue reading “Happy (ish) New Year”

Limerick Corner

Happy New Year, Poetry Lovers I am falling in love with limericks, so when the lovely poet Trisha Broomfield penned this great piece, I had to share it with you all. A great start to 2022. Thank you, Trisha, very witty and clever and most of all – cat related. An excellent mix. Do readContinue reading “Limerick Corner”

Seasons Greetings

Hello Poetry Lovers I guess it’s time to get seasonal and still keep my obsession with food. However, this particular food we will all be obsessed about. Yes, a lovely poem from Trisha Broomfield about those traditional mince pies and the nostalgia and memories they evoke. Rosy yet painful at times. Lovely detailed poem, Trisha,Continue reading “Seasons Greetings”

A Seasonal Quatcube

Hello Poetry Lovers Today we feature a very seasonal quatcube by the lovely poet, Trisha Broomfield. I couldn’t resist featuring it on here, what with stir-up Sunday and everything…. I’m still struggling with my own piece, and the talented Trisha and Sharron Green put me to shame. Thank you so much for this superb piece,Continue reading “A Seasonal Quatcube”

Quat Cubes

Hello Poetry Lovers As you may have surmised, I have now graduated from tricubes to quatcubes, once again inspired by the lovely poet Sharron Green. The same format; only this time with 4 lines, and 4 syllables each line. Would you believe (yes, maybe you would) but I actually got stuck on the 4 linesContinue reading “Quat Cubes”

Triolet Hour

Hello Poetry Lovers Welcome back to one of my favourite art forms, the triolet poem. Now, the first is by an up-and-coming poet who has not kept to the rules, in fact she has downright cheated and laughed in their faces. She claims the last line simply works better like that, and who are weContinue reading “Triolet Hour”