Tag Archives: poems

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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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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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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Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (Or Not) #poem #poetry

Scotland, specifically Edinburgh during the Fringe, is an inspiring place full of ideas and concepts, and not a few conceits. We saw things to make us wince, to stop the breath, to trigger tears and lots and lots of laughter. … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As A Free Innis #poetry #poem #wbyeats

Continuing my rewriting of the nation’s favourite poems, today we corrupt W.B. Yeats’ bit of fluff The Lake Isle Of Innisfree. Here’s a link to the original if you’re unfamiliar with it (lucky you). I almost studied this for my … Continue reading

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A Peace Of Advice #poems #poetry

Sometimes poetry comes in the form of good advice, and you wonder where from… Never pick your nose in public Or roll it in a ball And if you must pee outdoors, Just not against the wall. … Your zits … Continue reading

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What Is A Poem? A rhyme, a meter or none of the above?

What Makes a Good Poem?   How do you know when you’ve penned a good poem? Is it better for the use of a metaphor? What about imagery without simile? Would it be neater with one simple meter? Is it … Continue reading

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Mothery update

Regular readers will know I have been keeping an eye on the moths visiting my garden. They come in all shapes and sizes and, frankly, are often jewels of nature with subtle colour shifts. Often as not the difference between a … Continue reading

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Conferences #poems #poetry

I don’t do many conferences these days. I wrote about one such recently, here. I was however reminded of a poem I wrote after trailing to the Italian Lakes for a conference on the ‘Structure of the Law and Legal … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful (really)

Ok so there has been a fair bit of gloom about the year just gone but what better way to put it to bed than a bit of poetry  It wouldn’t be much of a stretch To say 2016’s been … Continue reading

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