Category Archives: poetry

And another bit of poetry

Another poem based on a famous verse, treated with total disrespect. Do let me know what you think How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From The Portuguese XLIII, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: number 25) How do I love you? Let me … Continue reading

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Poems, poems

Another poem based on a famous verse, treated with total disrespect. Do let me know what you think Foreign Is Quite Ghastly (Home Thoughts, From Abroad, Robert Browning) Oh to be in England Rather than ‘abroad’ To say travel broadens … Continue reading

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Another poem…

These poems I’m posting are based on famous verses, this one by Larkin Contradicting The Curmudgeon (This be the verse, Philip Larkin) They fuck you up your mum and dad So said that old contrarian But Larkin’s error is just … Continue reading

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Hmm…? Poetry?

I think I’ll nano this year. I’ve just launched the Second Harry Spittle book (oh come on, I know you know!) and book three is written and out for editing (launch early next year) so now is the time for … Continue reading

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Grammar Disappointment…

I was banished today as a group of Quilters descended on the house and Dog and I were surplus to requirements. We took ourselves for a walk. Also took my laptop so, at a suitable coffee stop, I could have … Continue reading

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Inspiration

This was inspired by Chelsea Owens but only I am to blame. I wonder, does it have merit? Or should it have stayed locked up? Poetry is a difficult subject, like parental sex and dissing the host’s attempts to create … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Garden

It is spring; it’s lovely outside. And I’ve been in my garden. I wrote this poem last year; obviously I was a little frustrated If at any point my life seems drab and stale My head begins to ache, my … Continue reading

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