Category Archives: longer poems

Conjunctions

Now let us consider  the joining words, our teachers called conjunctions. I think they are important words to link phrases, things, relations. Thread and knots or stitches fashion clothes to keep us warm. Cement, glue, and staples, dovetails, nails and … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday and Octpowrimo 24

image from sci-toys.com A Microscopic Drop in the Ocean Our wide world is just a drop in the ocean, a punctuation mark in creation. A zoom lens powers in with vertigo-inducing speed from the vast outer void through space past … Continue reading

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Deauville to Newcastle

Travel broadens the bum and narrows the tolerance (Hurry up and wait, Hurry up and wait) leads to somewhere, you hope (Hurry up and wait, Hurry up and wait) in God’s good time if there’s no headwind  so the plane is … Continue reading

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RECIPE

Reading about food makes you hungry so you open a recipe book are instantly distracted hunger grows. You start to prepare weigh ingredients go up to the village for what’s not in store start again make a mess clear it … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Every Day

The start of every day is different, yet the same: peer through un-curtained window assess the sky for promise, set mood and expectations.. Agenda similar, routine unvaried until I’m out there, eyes everywhere glorying in small shy hedgerow flowers or … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Love – a sonata poem

  I Allegro Amabile Shakespeare denies that love can be love which alters when it alteration finds. Experience informs me otherwise. That first euphoric flurry bears us onward in impetuosity from first encounter through exploration, discovery, exposed illusion. Ephemeral glory … Continue reading

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Wordle 186 – a ditty

At the crossroads one night with the moon shining bright – what dreadful doggerel I  write – darn it, I’ve lost the thread of the story I had in my head. I’ll start it all over again. No I won’t … Continue reading

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The Fisher Child

This is a rewritten version of a poem from my early writing days, in response to a prompt at Miz Quickly’s September challenge to write about fall.  This is probably not the kind of fall she intended, but it is … Continue reading

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My heart beat is …

  irregular, which causes some concern hence came my first bionic implants, springs to keep the plumbing free. Alas the syncopation turned into a slow rubato, with a spondee anapest or worse, full stop. More electronic gadgetry’s inserted in my … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

  Is this what God felt like – that the world was going to hell in a bucket – when he decided to send his Son to save us all?. It may have worked for a while – though I … Continue reading

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Total Recall 70 years on

Beside Chris’s house – my friend who’s a boy, not boyfriend – a nice distinction – we had a den, a place safe from adults where we could be free to live the real life of our imaginations. Between high … Continue reading

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Synergy

Little by little we’re spoiling our planet, killing earth and sea and all that’s in it. Anthropogenic carelessness and greed creeping destruction: gross deformation species’ extinction. Chemical weapons left after wars, dropped overboard in drums to corrode, the contents dispersed … Continue reading

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In Praise of a Maiden Aunt – an ode

Dear Winnie, I can see you now, plump,  and plain, with wispy blond hair scraped back in a bun, pebble glasses and a sour look; dressed like Grandma in knicker-peach corsets, a frumpy brown dress with lace modesty vest and … Continue reading

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Grey

  That was the year we all had a crush on Miss Mayland. A year of triumph and disaster And we did keep our heads. We swam a mile at the lido, Domini, Kevin and me. The weather was grey, … Continue reading

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Accidental Marion

Moving house was a hobby for Mum, like horse riding,  hot air ballooning or tiger shooting.   The chance to live in Worcester Park or Sunnymeads, Old Park Ridings instead of Prague – haphazard choice of fate – led to numerous … Continue reading

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