Tag Archives: Literature

I’m late, I’m late…

I seem to be taking life at a trot these days, not my usual stroll and amble. I think this is good, though it may catch up with me. CFS does not take kindly to increased pace! Friday night’s Toe … Continue reading

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Dverse Poets – Meeting the Bar

What a great exercise Dverse has come up with this week! Thanks to Claudia and Zsa from the zumpoems site.  The task is to take a passage of prose and, following several steps, ‘translate’ it into poetry. As suggested I went … Continue reading

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Dverse – form for all

Still struggling with the problem of whether an ‘ed’ ending to a verb constitutes a syllable, I have attempted a Somon  in tanka form for the Dverse form for all. I suspect it is neither a tanka relying as it … Continue reading

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Coming up Fast

We are working so hard to prepare for this event and to get the Anthology published in time to be available for sale on the night, that it is easy to forget how fast the time is passing. My main … Continue reading

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This and that

There are some weeks where there is just no flow and this is one of them. Lots of little ends to tie up and no major project to keep me fully engaged. Having sent of the collection of poems to … Continue reading

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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … Continue reading

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Stanza Poetry Group – Camberley area

I have just discovered that the local Stanza Poetry Group has folded because the organiser has moved out of the area. This is a great shame as the benefits of poets meeting and discussing their poetry are immense. To do … Continue reading

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The Art of the 2 Kilo Parcel

The idea for this poem has been lurking for a long time now, but I can’t seem to find a way in. It is a subject I really want to write about to add little light and shade to the … Continue reading

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Form Monday at One Stop Poetry

Free verse through form – a great article by Sam Peralta introduces this idea at One Stop Poetry for Form Monday. After reading the article I was tempted to post this, which was going to become a Terza Rima but … Continue reading

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More poetic prose than poetry!

This is not a poem really – much more like prose, but this is the way it came to me when I looked at this picture. Thank you Fee for the great prompts, and One Stop Poetry.com for giving me … Continue reading

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