Category Archives: poems

Bloody Men #rewrittenpoetry #poem

As part of my rewriting the Nation’s Favourite Poems utilising the first line, I’ve now reached, admittedly using  random device called page flicking, ‘Bloody Men’by Wendy Cope. Now, I’m an old guy with no pretentions to a strong feminine side … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany, poems, poetry | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Creeping Privilege: The Insiduousness Of Expectation

I was ushered past a line today. No face turned away in digust No one waved, acknowledged me. They just accepted it. As another status quo, Another suck it up day. Doors held, nods Gazes deferred. All for me. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany, poems, poetry | Tagged , | 18 Comments

Garden Lore

Odd this. I was weeding the garden and this chap popped out of a geranium. He was a bit muddy, blinked a bit. ’Oh. Can you see me?’ ‘I can see a lizard. Are you…?’ ‘Lizard?’ ‘Not a lizard?’ ‘Pfft. … Continue reading

Posted in gardening, miscellany, poems, poetry | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

Ozymandias, Or The Deceit Of Modern Media #PercyByssheShelley #poem #poetry

Shelley wrote this poem over 200 years ago. He never foresaw the power of social media but of course, had he done so, he’d have embraced it. So, I thought, I’d maybe help him to consider what he might do … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany, poems, poetry | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Home Thoughts, For Those Of Brexit Bent – After Robert Browning #poem #poetry

Life in the UK for those of us who are convinced Brexit is up there with cheesecloth shirts and thousand island dressing as the worst things to come out of these shores, are trying to remain sanguine, since that’s about the … Continue reading

Posted in poems, poetry, politics | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

If (Or When The Truth Finally Dawns) #poems #poetry

I’ve given a bit of thought to how I might adapt the Nation’s favourite poem, If by Rudyard Kipling. After all it is famous across many fields and while some see it as a rather Imperialistic verse it’s always been a … Continue reading

Posted in humour, poems, poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 32 Comments

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (Or Not) #poem #poetry

Scotland, specifically Edinburgh during the Fringe, is an inspiring place full of ideas and concepts, and not a few conceits. We saw things to make us wince, to stop the breath, to trigger tears and lots and lots of laughter. … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh Fringe, miscellany, poems, poetry | Tagged , , | 20 Comments