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The Control Of Poetry (All Forms) Regulations 2019 #writephoto #flashfiction

 The angels wings sussurated the glory and… ‘Hello? Excuse me.’ Jon Nobble frowned and looked away from his notebook. He’d just released the essence of his muse and he really did not need any sort of interruption to his flow. … Continue reading

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The Glory Of The Garden: Wither Goes It? #poem #rudyardkipling

From time to time I like to ruin one of the Nation’s favourite poems, as voted some years ago in a BBC poll. This time I have been musing on the hottest ever February, in doing so, have taken an … Continue reading

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Love Sonnets And Terrible Poetry

Warning: this is a tacky post with poems that, well, are terrible, except the first and I didn’t write that… Willie Shakespeare had a way with Sonnets. As you do. One of his more famous ones was his 130th… SONNET … Continue reading

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Cold? Nah, Just Brassish… #garden #philosophy #poetry

There’s an old expression about the cold: ‘It’s cold enough to freeze the knockers off a brass monkey’. Which sounds rude but isn’t (or so the Archaeologist told me once – something to do with how they used to stack … Continue reading

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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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Christmas (After Betjemen) #poem #poetry

I have been rewriting some of the Nation’s favourite poems (I take the first line, and after that anything goes) and this one, based on Sir John Betjeman’s Christmas (no. 70 in the BBC’s top 100) is for those of you struggling to make … Continue reading

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A Poem. Sort Of.

This appeared as a guest thingy by me on Sally Cronin’s blog last Sunday. Some of you my nit have seen it. Shame on you but still, here it is. It’s another one of those ‘ruin a good poem’ ideas … Continue reading

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