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The Naming Of Soups

This time’s #terriblepoetry from Chel Owens is to write a soup on soup. Of course it is… The Naming Of Soups There’s a type of soup called Vichyssoise Sounding posher than mulligatawny, Hinting perhaps of a little French class With … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhymes for the Post Pandemic Utopia #poems #poetry

Prompted by Chel Owens’ Terrible Poetry Nursery Rhymes For A Post Pandemic Utopia Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall When a man with appal- -ing taste in novelty knitwear Pushed him off and told him To sit on his own … Continue reading

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A Golden Shovel Poem (Part Two) #terriblepoetry

I’d just got my head round Chel’s Golden Shovel challenge when it changed, here. Now it was take your poem and use the last word of each line in that poem as the last word in each line of your … Continue reading

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Limericks #limericks #poetry #poems

Some you may have seen before, some I’ve published elsewhere, some are new. See which is your fav… When Percival Troon ate a curry His bowels turned good food to slurry With indecent haste He began to lay waste To … Continue reading

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Perfect Couplings #terriblepoetry #poems #poetry

Chel Owens is back with her terrible poetry prompt, here. This time it’s a sonnet which were encouraged to make romantic. But how much romance is there? This is my take… Perfect Couplings History is littered with perfect lovers Like … Continue reading

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Another Three Letter Acronym #TBR

Diana at Myths of the Mirror has asked about our reaction to our TBR list. This is what came to mind… The sex life of plums My many chums Hemlines I have known Holidaying alone The treatment of pests Men … Continue reading

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Limerickery…

I thought I’d write a few more… When Percival Troon ate a curry His bowels turned good food to slurry With indecent haste He began to lay waste To Hampshire and large parts of Surrey * Last night, to the … Continue reading

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Poetry Treasures

I’m delighted to report that I appear in a poetry book alongside the recently passed and much missed Sue Vincent, Robbie Cheadle and others. This is the link to the eversion; a paperback version will appear in due course. If … Continue reading

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The Relief Of Waterloo #poetry #worldtoiletday

As a small homage to those wonderful people the world over who provide us all with toilet facilities and in praise of World Toilet Day I give you my rewrite of After The Listeners, Walter de la Mare Is there … Continue reading

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What To Do When You’re Going Bonkers: Part Historic

We began cleaning the house, carefully taking every room apart and then restoring it. It’s thrown up some hidden gems – a packet of Hoola Hoops with a sell-by date of 2006 fr’instance. And it’s shown up my inner lawyer … Continue reading

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