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One Stop Poetry – One Shoot Sunday – Graffiti

This week Chris Galford has presented photos of graffiti as prompts…some great photos…I chose the one below:   For All Who Remain Shadow-toil of tearaway, sneaking in the dark – vandal, artist, creator, desecrator? Or bringer of truth, provider of … Continue reading

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Another short list…

One day I will make the final cut…I really would like it to be this time. I have just heard that I have been short listed to become one of the BT London 2012 storytellers.  ( BTLondon2012.com ) I registered … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry.com – the One Shot Sunday prompt is this photograph, with it’s great detail and atmosphere taken by Rob Hanson. Artisan Fingers stiff now, joints that burn as they tap, stretch, stitch, turn; back won’t straighten, shoulders bowed; … Continue reading

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Byfleet Writers scoop award again –

Byfleet Writers, one of the groups I write with, has amassed an amazing number of awards at this year’s Slough Arts Festival  (http://www.slough-arts-festival.co.uk/writing%20results%202011.html) enough to take the Best Writing Group shield for the second time in a row. The only … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry One Shoot Challenge

Scott  Wyden and his photography are featured today at One Stop Poetry.com – great prompts and interview – well worth a look. I had decided to give today’s challenge a miss because the CFS has tightened its grip in the … Continue reading

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Reap what is Sown

This is an experimental sculpture by Gary Rogers, the artist who painted the amazing portrait that became the cover of my recently published poetry collection, ‘Random’. I have used it as a prompt for the following rant – which will … Continue reading

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Now it’s High Octains…

Having struggled with Octains last week, this week’s task for the One Stop Poetry.com ‘form Monday’ is a High Octain – twice as hard – at least. Jingle poetry’s theme of Sketches, Images, Impressions was a starting point. Goethe’s ‘Behaviour … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Photo Challenge

Today’s Onestoppoetry.com challenge is to write about this photo taken by Walter Parada. As usual it  is a beautifully evocative image. On first sight of the photo one word popped into my head – nobility. Nobility See me, see my … Continue reading

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Close shave

Exquisite, bold squirrel, cheeks full of acorns, Evades watchful dog I’m no haiku writer, but this begged to be written.

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Rhyming, double dactyls and now pantoums.

This week has seen me chopping and changing between different forms of poetry. On Monday at One Stop Poetry Gay Cannon had us looking at and trying rhyme schemes. I posted English Seaside (https://sallyjblackmore.co.uk/2011/05/09/playing-with-rhyme/). I had some great feedback, as … Continue reading

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