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Comic Verse

Humorous verse usually presents extraordinary or fantastical situations for entertainment, often focussing on the way words sound. There are no fixed rules around it either in the rhyme or rhythm but hopefully it sounds good when read out loud! The one below, is by one of favourite comedians and writers Spike Milligan (1918–2002), it hasContinue reading “Comic Verse”

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Rhymed Poetry

Poetry is an art form and in contrast to blank verse, rhymed poems rhyme by definition, Couplet-based poetry contains pairs of rhyming lines. If you’ve ever read Shakespeare or Dr. Seuss, you are familiar with the couplet – two lines of verse that follow one another and are connected by rhythm and rhyme. They makeContinue reading “Rhymed Poetry”

“Cats”

On the 11th May 1981, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” first premiered in the West End, London, based on the poetry of T. S. Eliot. ‘The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ is a book of comic verse, which describe distinct cat personalities, a real contrast to the seriousness of the rest of his work,Continue reading ““Cats””

Inspired to write a Golden Shovel Poem

‘Start Close In’, a poem by poet and author, David Whyte, was an inspiration please watch and hear him recite it, it is beautiful “The poet lives and writes at the frontier between deep internal experience and the revelations of the outer world. There is no going back once this frontier has been reached; aContinue reading “Inspired to write a Golden Shovel Poem”

Meditative Inspiration

Today I’m back to my poetry, I have taken part in morning meditative writing sessions which I have found to be inspiring, the following is by the poet Mary Oliver: my poem below was inspired by her piece above: it’s good to let your mind go quiet and then let it spring off out intoContinue reading “Meditative Inspiration”

In Flanders Fields

On this day, May 3rd 1915, during World War I, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae a Canadian poet, physician, artist and soldier, wrote the now famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”. It is in commemoration of the 1915 battle of Ypres. For 17 days, McCrae tended those injured in the battle. He wrote the poem afterContinue reading “In Flanders Fields”

You are Enough

We are all forced to face the idea of ‘perfection’ every day, so no wonder we feel we are not good enough. Perfection doesn’t exist and we can waste precious time trying to get to that unreachable point. By chance I came across the above Jacob Nordby quote which I love and from this IContinue reading “You are Enough”