Category Archives: poetry

Tuneless Indeed: Where’s The Moral In This #terrible poetry

Chelsea Owens has this thing, about terrible poetry. Here are two. Last week she wanted a rewritten popular song with a satirical edge so, well, Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds has been mullered as requested.  This week it’s a … Continue reading

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The Glory Of The Garden: Wither Goes It? #poem #rudyardkipling

From time to time I like to ruin one of the Nation’s favourite poems, as voted some years ago in a BBC poll. This time I have been musing on the hottest ever February, in doing so, have taken an … Continue reading

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Love Sonnets And Terrible Poetry

Warning: this is a tacky post with poems that, well, are terrible, except the first and I didn’t write that… Willie Shakespeare had a way with Sonnets. As you do. One of his more famous ones was his 130th… SONNET … Continue reading

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Please Mrs Patterson #poem

It’s a while since I ruined a great poem but hey, why not? The first snow has arrived here in London – pretty bloody feeble too so in order to celebrate, and taking Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler as my inspiration, … Continue reading

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The Bottom Burp #poetry #terrible

Every Friday Chelsea Owens runs a terrible poetry prompt. I’ve yet to win which may or may not be a compliment. In fact the quality is very high so there’s room for others who can really plumb the depths. Here’s … Continue reading

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Cold? Nah, Just Brassish… #garden #philosophy #poetry

There’s an old expression about the cold: ‘It’s cold enough to freeze the knockers off a brass monkey’. Which sounds rude but isn’t (or so the Archaeologist told me once – something to do with how they used to stack … Continue reading

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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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