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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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There Yet: A Poem

I moaned, as a child If made to go on a walk. ‘It’s good for you,’ he’d say. As if I cared. Those miles, Wasted space in a day. Each step a trial Each foot a mile. Pointless to ask, … Continue reading

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It’s Just A Number

Funny thing, birthdays. They keep turning up, like the man who regularly knocks on the front door and tries to sell me horse manure. ‘Lovely stuff, Mr Le Pard. Nice and friable. Good for the roses.’ Like my birthdays. This … Continue reading

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Misled #poem

I have been the subject of a fiddle, Seduced by the central aisle in Lidl. I went to buy some chocolate buttons But before I knew it I’d stumbled up on: An ebony statue of Liz and Phil; An ancient … Continue reading

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What Larks! #limerick

Lance Greenfield has recently been running Esther Chilton’s weekly Limerick prompt. This week’s prompt is lark, stimulated, so Lance tells us by his love of Vaughan Williams ‘Lark ascending’. So I ended up with this… A Lark ascending, by and … Continue reading

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Did Someone Say ‘Cabbages’? #poem

PISSARRO FOUND POETRY IN THE CABBAGE If you listen to the fashionistas of the modern culinary arts, When they describe perfect roasts or sumptuous lemon tarts, You’ll hear their words of praise for all those fruits and meat And how … Continue reading

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Passing The Baton #poem #poetry

Some 12/13 years ago, the Textiliste and I drove to Nottingham, to Sherwood Hall where our son, Sam was to be based for the first year of his history and politics degree. He was excited, nervous maybe and me… I … Continue reading

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The World of Merkel

A silly little ditty from a notebook, written I guess in 2018 or so… Angela Merkel The German gerbil Dominated the world’s Rathaus. She cleaned her whiskers And bled her blisters Caused by her love of Strauss. Come on you … Continue reading

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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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