Category Archives: poetry

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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A Sonnet For Lockdown #poetry #poem

While I lay sleeping, my whole world turned Freedom, once cherished has been handed back By my friends, whose company I’ve spurned. I step outdoors, ready to jib and tack; I’m negatively charged, pushed apart By novice joggers and nervy … Continue reading

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When Just The Tide Went Out

Max Boyce has always been the doyen of Welsh poetry especially with a rugby leaning but this piece, written for these currently troubled times seems to me to better than anything else I’ve heard.

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Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

I’m feeling a little poetical. This one is based on Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler. Please enjoy… Oh and there’s a random image of Dog and the garden at the end…. Please Mrs Patterson Roger’s an awful little pest; He’s … Continue reading

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Loyalty #poem #poetry

I’m ready when you squint from your pillow And I’ll remain till you give in to sleep For it is my job to be your shadow And never fail to keep hold of your feet. When you’re young you may … Continue reading

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