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The Old Road (with random pictures…) #dad’spoems

I thought, to be different I’d offer another of my father’s epic poems for you, interspersed with some pictures from Crystal Palace Park. There’s no obvious link, just I rather enjoy both. The Old Road (A Tale Of The New … Continue reading

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What Is A Poem? Is it about the words?

Scamming Grammar I’ve always hated grammar So imagine my surprise When suddenly last summer I came across this prize A message in a bottle That really made me frown It forced my stops to glottel And turned my verbs to … 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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Cabbages and Kinks #poetry #health

Ok so it’s chard not cabbage but it is green, it’s healthy and full of vitamins and grows easily in our South London micro climate. But I don’t eat enough. Greens. Never really did. The Archaeologist, contrarian that he was, … Continue reading

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The Book of Trees #dulwich #trees #villagelife #poetry

I live in a part of South London that is full of trees. The other day I got hold of this. It is hand drawn and shows the position of many unique and rare species of tree in my neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Of geese and coffee cups #poem #poetry

I inhabit a space Between The Unknown And The Misunderstood. In a continuum Of blinks Only one matters. All past blinks are as one; All future blinks are but practice dreams. The one that matters Is the twitch of a … Continue reading

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In the Land of Grey and Pink

Or maybe yellow and pink; or green and pink. Pink anyway. The sun shone after a night of sporadic rain and the roses burst into an abundance of, er, every colour. But just as I’m taken by the pink I … Continue reading

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