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Hebridean Love Rivals #writephoto #poem #sonnet

The latest #writephoto prompt brought back a holiday in the Hebrides and especially Lewis and Harris. Lewis and Harris, two rivals in loveFor the heart of the Hebridean QueenDeclared, in their ways, ‘I’m willing’ ‘I’m keen’‘The heights… – ‘The depths… … Continue reading

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Is There An I In Ford #chelseaowens #hilaritycontest #douglasadams

Chelsea sets challenges here, and, in honour of a Towel Day and a homage to the late, great Douglas Adams has asked for a tribute awful poem to the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. I couldn’t resist and, channelling … Continue reading

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Lockdown Limericks #poem #poetry

A doctor called Frederick Lee Tried sex at his desk with nurse Fi. It wasn’t successful And made them quite fretful Till she dressed in her full PPE. Or… George was a confident chap Who’d woo nurses with banter and … Continue reading

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Modern Manners #sonnet29

From time to time I like to take the first line of a favourite poem and rewrite the rest. Sonnet 29 is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. This is it When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone … Continue reading

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Sonnets For My Love

Over the years of knowing the Textiliste and the 36 years married I’ve written a few poems to that love. Here are two sonnets, the first based on the Elizabeth Barrett Browning classic How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From … Continue reading

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A Sonnet For Lockdown #poetry #poem

While I lay sleeping, my whole world turned Freedom, once cherished has been handed back By my friends, whose company I’ve spurned. I step outdoors, ready to jib and tack; I’m negatively charged, pushed apart By novice joggers and nervy … Continue reading

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When Just The Tide Went Out

Max Boyce has always been the doyen of Welsh poetry especially with a rugby leaning but this piece, written for these currently troubled times seems to me to better than anything else I’ve heard.

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