Category Archives: sonnets

P is for Poetry #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s secret #sonnet #poetry #prompt

Al Lane at A Certain Point of View has been celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th thingy with his take on some of the great man’s finest. Esther Newton prompts weekly to write a poem, this week with ‘Secrets’ being the chosen word. So, … Continue reading

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A Paean to Poets

I enjoy writing sonnets. No idea why really. The other day a blogging friend and oft times poet Willow at Willowdot21 posted a poem about literary geniuses of yesteryear. Check it out here and her eclectic blog. It was a … Continue reading

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Hebridean Love Rivals

Part of the joy of a holiday is I get the time to write some poetry – I read a lot too but writing poetry is my mindfulness – it takes me to another place, a space between thinking and … Continue reading

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A brief blog from bandage-land

Ok so he’s alive and if not kicking, tapping away. Thank you to everyone who kindly sent their good wishes; they are very welcome. I have decided not to post photos of my black and white three hole putting green, … Continue reading

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A Life Spared

Esther Newton throws out a variety of writing challenges here. Her blog is full of great stuff, tips as well as competitions you may want to enter. This week’s writing challenge was to include these words in a piece of poetry … Continue reading

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A day at the cricket – a sonnet for the day

A day at the cricket   The crowd are people-pixels, sun grilled And shimmering with hope. A boy, half aware of play Picasso-eyes a girl in red; he looks away At the sharp head-toss. She’s noticed; he’s thrilled. He checks … Continue reading

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