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Hostas To Fortune

A regular blogging friend, Sarah revealed her love of the structurally indomitable plant, the not so humble hosta. That led to me mentioning it was one of the plant types my mother loved and that I had inherited several when … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Pay Your Bills

Norris Bonge, a builder from Penge Wasn’t paid for installing a henge. He turned to the Druid Saying: ‘My terms are quite fluid,’ As he peed on the stones in revenge.

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The Message In The Bottle #poetry #toppoets

A while ago I took up a challenge to rewrite a famous poem, keeping the first line and structure but then using my imagination to rewrite the ode. Today’s attempt is a rewrite of GK Chesterton’s The Donkey. It’s first … Continue reading

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Money, Money #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is a money tree… The Pound   When I first saw it, could it be free? It sat there, quite still, for all to see. Yet no one moved, no knees were bent No hand reclaimed … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Lot #poem #poetry

The constanza is a poem with a rhyming scheme of ABB, ACC, ADD etc. This poem describes a trial that sums up my world outdoors … If at any point my life seems drab and staleMy head begins to ache, … Continue reading

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A Poem For A Modern Tragedy

I’m over at Esther Chilton’s blog, here, with a rather sombre poem… please go and say hi. I wrote this after I listened to actress, Ruthie Henschell describing being allowed to visit and hold her mother one year after lockdown … Continue reading

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Quantum Writing – The Physics Of Stories #poem #poetry

I sit at my table, solid, present. It’s very existence comforts. I tap it; my knuckles resonate with it. I push it; my fingers bend against it, Defeated by its inertia. My laptop sits snug on the supportive surface, Stolidly … Continue reading

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Careless? #poem

Nothing personal here, just something that came to me as I tried to dissuade the cold caller from continuing She looks at me, just so, Eyebrows moving up and down Her shoulders just down. The caller asks about solar panels: … Continue reading

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A Warning. #poem #poetry

Sea Fever by John Masefield is a classic that begins ‘I must down to the seas again’. This is my alternative version…. I must up to the loo again As I give in to the urge to pee And while … Continue reading

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Ars Poetica #poem #poetry

A poem is an erotic pass the parcel with words, Seductively shedding its millefeuille of meanings to tease you with its deceits. You climb up through its stanzas, in search of the rhythms on the next horizon Which may leave … Continue reading

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