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Celebrate National Poetry Day

Here at Puffin we love nothing more than the chance to be playful with words and make-up silly riddles and rhymes. To celebrate National Poetry Day, we are proud to present a delicious new collection of tasty poems from poet Roger McGough – Poetry Pie.   350 more words

Temporary impermanence

I visit London  three, four, sometimes five times a year. Most of my visits include a stay at the same central London hotel. It’s conveniently situated and the breakfasts are good. 422 more words

Contemplations at the onset of Autumn

Sometimes it Happens

 And sometimes it happens that you are friends and then
 You are not friends,
 And friendship has passed.
 And whole days are lost and among them
 A fountain empties itself.
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Brian Patten - Armada

All my life I have been a voracious reader and I will read anything anywhere, whether it’s words on a passing T-shirt, graffiti on buildings, anything: as soon as my eyes light on text, I’ll read it. 694 more words


Poem - When You Wake Tomorrow - Brian Patten 

I will give you a poem when you wake tomorrow.

It will be a peaceful poem.

It won’t make you sad.

It won’t make you miserable. 187 more words


Poem - Simple Lyric - Brian Patten

When I think of her sparkling face

And of her body that rocked this way and that,

When I think of her laughter,

Her jubilance that filled me, … 170 more words


Poem - First Love - Brian Patten

Falling in love was like falling down the stairs Each stair had her name on it

And he went bouncing down each one like a tongue-tied… 165 more words