The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poems #poetry

I have, at last decided to bite an awkward shaped bullet and publish some of my poetry. I have a title (see above), a cover (below) and enough poems to warrant its being called a ‘book’. Publication date is still a little vague but over the next month or so.

This little piece is to ask if anyone fancies a copy with a view to reading and reviewing the same when it is published. Ditto if anyone would like me to do a guest post where I’d happily include a poem and some Q&As or whatever you fancied, even a bespoke poem on a theme you chose (why am I suggesting that? I’m mad!).

To whet your appetites – or put you off totally – here is one of my selection….

Bloody Men

(based on Bloody Men by Wendy Cope)

Bloody men are like the bloody bus.

At first sight, your little heart may soar

They’re going your way! But just fuss

For change, and their foot’s to the floor,

Leaving you so mystified.

It’s enough to make you grind your gears

And scream. But then one will stop

And smile, and you wonder why your tears

Are a better brake than any kind of strop –

However much it’s justified.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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12 Responses to The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poems #poetry

  1. Ritu says:

    You know I’m here for you his Geoffleship! Love the cover!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good plan. Nice example

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I will definitely have you over for tea and verse. Just let me know what and when. Poetry is my first passion and I have always told you that you are great . 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ooooh, me, me, me! Send it over to sirchoc[at]outlook[dot]com. If you would like to be a guest on my Treasuring Poetry series with Writing to be Read blog let me know. I’d love to help promote your poetry.

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  5. gordon759 says:

    Made me remember a legendary piece of graffiti.
    On the introduction of bus request stops a little verse was written to explain what to do.
    ‘Face the Driver, Raise your hand
    Be assured, He’ll understand”
    To which an addition was made
    ‘He’ll understand, the bloody cus.
    But will he stop the bleeding bus.’

    Liked by 2 people

  6. lucillebonne says:

    Original , keep going !

    Liked by 1 person

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