Monthly Archives: June 2015

Love Song: not a sestina #amwriting #rhymingpoetry #new

I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop and playing with rhyming stanzas, but I think there is something missing here. I will have to look up a sestina again!   Love Song   I know you love me really You just … Continue reading

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When Did You Stop Learning Baby? #amwriting #rhymingpoetry #poetry 1994 to 1996

I have been looking through my entire back catalogue and discovered I like at least 24 poems and found more I can’t even remember writing. It is, however, the rhyming ones I wrote early on, before the poetry classes, that … Continue reading

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50 Treasures: Over to you…

Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
We are half-way through our tour through Derbyshire Record Office’s 50 Treasures, which we started publicising in 2012, to mark our fiftieth anniversary.  Treasures 24 and 25 have been selected by a former staff…

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Fable: One from the archive… Can’t remember if this ever saw the light of day… #amwriting

Fable They’re dancing in Chaplain’s She’s only fifteen She’s naive and gorgeous He’s fit and he’s keen   It’s clear she’s a virgin He just doesn’t care He gropes at her bottom She fondles his hair    They’re dancing so … Continue reading

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Looking around for something to perform at a performance poetry workshop… ‘Not Waving but Driving’ after Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Driving Everyone saw boyracer’s car But his stereo still pounded ‘There’s nothing like the open road I’m not showing off, just driving’    ‘What a tosser, he was always around the market And now he’s dead His … Continue reading

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