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The Limerick King

Many people call me, “The Limerick King.” I am humbled but not enough not to take the bait and write a limerick about myself.  I do write a great many limericks but I also write other poems, short stories, and personal quotes. 31 more words

Regis Auffray

It's Happening Right Now

A Villanelle poem written for my creative writing course at City Lit.

Just came across this article on The Guardian this morning too about toxic pollution found in the deepest ocean trench on Earth, so makes the poem ever more topical. 191 more words


Encounter with a Mermaid

Alone by the wild sea I sought what I might see;

When all of a sudden, before me on a rock,

Reclined one of the wondrous women of the sea – 400 more words

Regis Auffray

Tooth, Mouth, Face, Body

Last night, I attended the first session of the evening City Lit course I am enrolled on, Ways into Creative Writing led by Zoe Fairbairns. The end result of this first session was a short poem. 173 more words


Un Autre Rêveur

Un Autre Rêveur

Il rêvait de jouer au hockey ;
Il se voyait comme un autre Gretzky.
Il filerait sur la glace,
On lui céderait sa place, 279 more words

Structured Poetry

So you think you can Syllable?

Counting Syllables

Syllable counting is one of those things that poets are supposed to know how to do. Why? Well there are a lot of reasons. 3,415 more words


The Palindrome

When it comes to structured poetry, there are all sorts of different styles, devices, and ideas for what can make a structure. The palindrome is one of the word-play structures like a found poem, or a cinquain. 812 more words