Category Archives: poetic forms

National Poetry Day + 1

For the first time in years National Poetry Day passed and I found myself bereft of words. As is often the case lacking words of my own sends me scurrying to shelves of poetry books and yet still inspiration proved … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Garden

Affectionately tagged PiG, Poetry in the Garden for 2014 begins on 6th Aug at 1.30 in the writing garden in Surrey. I have already ordered the weather to be fine but not too hot so we can keep our focus … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Garden – 5 poetry workshops

This will be the third year of the Poetry in the Garden workshops and each year more people come along. Poetry lovers and writers of all levels of experience are welcome. This is a relaxed summer event, designed to include … Continue reading

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dVerse Poetics – an evening of short verse

At last, another chance to try my hand at an Englyn – a short sharp tricky little form with more rules than lines! Thank you to dVerse for their evening of short verse – the perfect prompt to action for … Continue reading

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January Dawn

Cold earth, crouched           ¦¦       bides, marks time. Crystal on spiked crystal,   ¦¦       hoar takes hold, blasts, grips, burns              ¦¦       … Continue reading

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Letting go for dVerse Poets

At last I have a moment to respond to the dVerse prompt once more. Letting go for me is tough the battle with my tendency to be in control has left its mark on my health. As Claudia says in … Continue reading

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A Year of Poetry

  A Poetry Year I am planning a programme of 12 workshops to be held between 10 am and noon on the last Saturday morning of each month, beginning on Sat 26th January . They will be held in my Writing Room in … Continue reading

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