Category Archives: really bad poetry

The Father of Inspiration

My propensity for writing doggerel is all my father’s fault ─ a funny man, a punny man of temper unpredictable. Sitting down to Sunday dinner the chat was fast and furious. He’d say a line or maybe two and wait … Continue reading

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Resignation for Napowrimo days 6-30

Weary, this poet and only day six ─ nourishment needed my fatigue to fix. * Napowrimo is doing my head in preventing enjoyment of reading other folks’ work ─ in despair I shirk, delete inbox and sigh at the shedding. … Continue reading

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Wordle 245 for Napowrimo Day 2

Threads everywhere, endless threads befurring plain slippers sweaters, carpets, even in my hair, witness to my quilting passion. Rare is there an empty patch of floor to claim a brief tidy description. * More words remain unused, speak volumes on … Continue reading

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Wordle 236 and Haibun Monday

  “Shut your eyes.  Put one foot in front of the other and follow the line until I tell you to stop.  Hmm!  You’ll have to do better than that, your right foot is a country mile from the line.  … Continue reading

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Wordle 231

To write a wordle I’ll try to tell you how to join a dozen unconnected words into sensible prose or poetry. Write the words on slips of paper. Next, shuffle them like cards and deal them into a line. Then think … Continue reading

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Magic

for Octpowrimo day 4  – the prompt is to write a poem featuring magic.  The magic was missing when I tried to write, and my first poem was sheer doggerel.   Magic is an overused word – I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Writing to Order

Flumadiddle balderdash, piffle twaddle, bosh and tripe, claptrap and drivel poppycock,  and muddle is all I can write when told to write: poppycock, balderdash, piffle.

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OBSESSION – wordle 206

Barbara’s back with an eclectic mix of wordle words, which I couldn’t assemble in one poem, so here are two which hardly merit being called poems. Quilts galore cover the beds, escaping onto walls and out by the open door … Continue reading

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Poem goes Phut

Mindlovemiserysmenagerie gives us a beautiful wordle, asking us to use 10 of these heterogeneous words: Tweak 2. Cloy 3. Jeans     4. Browse     5. Reverse     6. Pewter     7. Nozzle  8 Bedraggled 9. Stria   10. Truculent      11. Knuckles     12. Slack My muse  is slacking, my … Continue reading

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Napowrimo 30 – The End

Napowrimo ends today Thank God for that, I hear you say. Now we can let go of stress – write poetry that flows or none at all, as heaven knows good poetry is not mechanical. This daily regime tyrannical is … Continue reading

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Resignation – Wordle 169

One lacklustre morning, the sun eclipsed by millions of pewter clouds, I sulked in my room. A manufactured collection of heterogeneous words grabbed me by the throat and squeezed. Euterpe, the cheeky muse of lyric poetry, took a hike – shot … Continue reading

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PaVerse DaVerse

Tristan TzardaMake A Dadist Poem Dada daft deliberately doing differently what should be carefully crafted. Dulally design daring destabilisation of established order. Dippy drawing doesn’t do much for me. Beauty of line and form + depth of meaning = art … Continue reading

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Triversen for Napo day 14

Miz Quickly suggested we write a triversen for day 14, a quixotic form which I couldn ‘t take seriously:- Each stanza equals one sentence. Each sentence/stanza breaks into 3 lines (each line is a separate phrase in the sentence). There … Continue reading

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Going against the Grain

I wrote this yesterday for Napo 3, to Mz Quickly’s prompt and using a few of Elizabeth’s words: Cinqku Language as a means by which we find common ground with others ~ magic Language turned around into weapon insult, cruelty, … Continue reading

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Mythical Moments

Mythical Moments Cinderella met Goldilocks at a party held in a wood There were three little pigs roasted on a spit and pies for the guests’ delectation – at least the food was good. Cats in variety, booted, smiling or not … Continue reading

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