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Preparing For Poetry Reading

I will be spending much of this weekend preparing for my first poetry reading, which will take place on Wednesday 10 February, (http://newauthoronline.com/2016/01/29/poets-corner/). My colleague and fellow poet, Toby Wheeler has sent me a list of poems he will be reading and it now falls to yours truly to knuckle down and make my own selection! 250 more words

If you're a poet

if I called a rose a daisy it would still smell the same
but the rose may be unhappy to have the wrong name

if I accused you of cowardice when caution was required… 95 more words


The Hungry Hound

The below poem is dedicated to my guide dog Trigger, and my generous colleagues who, from time to time sacrifice their lunch to a hungry canine. 75 more words


It’s timepetition com – I mean competition time!

Inspired by the Roover and Spender – sorry, the Reverend Spooner, I’ve bane pleeing – oops! been playing in the… 199 more words


The Logical Vegetarian by G. K. Chesterton


You will find me drinking rum,
Like a sailor in a slum,
You will find me drinking beer like a Bavarian
You will find me drinking gin… 172 more words


Four nosey posies

This week,  Esther Newton challenged her readers to write a limerick which includes the word ‘Nosey’. I got carried away and wrote four…

The chicken-bellied parson of Aldershot… 146 more words


Bubble gum

my grandad, in amorous mood

didn’t notice the gum granny chewed,

her best-ever bubble

was popped by his stubble,

and now their lips are glued. 15 more words