Category Archives: poems

Dog At Leisure

This poem is based on the famous poem, Leisure, by William Henry Davies What is this life, if full of care? Go fetch my lead, don’t comb your hair. Don’t give in to untimely sloth, I know what fun awaits … Continue reading

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The Relief Of Waterloo

Another poem based on one of the greats, this time After The Listeners by Walter de la Mare and in praise of the public toilet ‘Is there anybody there,’ said the traveller, ‘To open up this loo? It’s surely wrong … Continue reading

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The Last Water #writephoto #poem #sonnet #climatechange

Cold Jack, content and job well done, creeps home, Allowing Spring her turn to warm the earth. Crocus tongues push out through softening loam As glass-eyed shepherds watch their flock give birth. We, unplucked youth, prime cocked with urgent sap, … Continue reading

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Dog…

I know you all just want pictures of the Mutt. I’ll use this poem, based on Wordsworth’s famous poem, as an excuse to post a load taken over the seven or so years he’s been with us… Dog Show (Upon … Continue reading

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Leave Monday Alone #lockdown #sonnet

During this lockdown, when the passing days Are formless blocks of time, a groundhog haze, Is this the point to rehabilitate Monday, and tell Sir Bob to stop the hate? Saturdays have always had an easy ride, Whether you’re bushy-tailed … Continue reading

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Hebridean Love Rivals #writephoto #poem #sonnet

The latest #writephoto prompt brought back a holiday in the Hebrides and especially Lewis and Harris. Lewis and Harris, two rivals in loveFor the heart of the Hebridean QueenDeclared, in their ways, ‘I’m willing’ ‘I’m keen’‘The heights… – ‘The depths… … Continue reading

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Is There An I In Ford #chelseaowens #hilaritycontest #douglasadams

Chelsea sets challenges here, and, in honour of a Towel Day and a homage to the late, great Douglas Adams has asked for a tribute awful poem to the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. I couldn’t resist and, channelling … Continue reading

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Lockdown Limericks #poem #poetry

A doctor called Frederick Lee Tried sex at his desk with nurse Fi. It wasn’t successful And made them quite fretful Till she dressed in her full PPE. Or… George was a confident chap Who’d woo nurses with banter and … Continue reading

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Modern Manners #sonnet29

From time to time I like to take the first line of a favourite poem and rewrite the rest. Sonnet 29 is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. This is it When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone … Continue reading

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Sonnets For My Love

Over the years of knowing the Textiliste and the 36 years married I’ve written a few poems to that love. Here are two sonnets, the first based on the Elizabeth Barrett Browning classic How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From … Continue reading

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