"All sad peopled like poetry" Vanessa Ives - Penny Dreadful. I could not have put it better, and I too love poetry, especially gothic poetry, William Blake being my favourite of all. But there are a plethora of gothic poets that I admire, Tennyson, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Browning, Byron to name a few. So for… Continue reading National Poetry Day
I wrote this many years ago about my experience of being an unwanted child. Not by my mother, but by my father. Needless to say, I have not seen him for well over half my life. My Dad & I “I never wanted you, I didn’t want boys”The words spoken by a grown man to… Continue reading A Poem From My Past…
So, with that I give you two fun poems... Electric ChairThe Volts,The Jolts,The End. Dog LoveI saw you in the park,I wanted to be your friend,So I tunnelled my nose,Up your non-barking end.
I am—yet what I am none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes— They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the… Continue reading I Am! by John Clare
So, I have my poetry prompt book by Jo Bell, and I now have "The Very Best Of 52" too in order to assist me in getting to grips with writing poetry too. I enjoy poetry, but some of it I really struggle to get to grips with. When I was doing a degree in… Continue reading Poetry
Radcliffe and Marconie on BBC Radio 6 Music before Christmas did a feature on Jo Bell and the 52 Project. For those who do not know, as I didn't until hearing the feature, the 52 Project was a genius idea of Jo Bell's to help people who wanted to write poetry succeed. She started a… Continue reading 52 Project