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dVerse – Last Lines

Hi in the dVerse bar hosted by Laura Bloomsbury’s the theme is all about endings, she has challenged us to take the very last line from each of our most recent poems and re-write them into a poem https://dversepoets.com/2022/12/01/mtb-in-my-end-is-my-beginning/ – choose at least 12 poems (for this 12th month!) – keep each line intact, unadulteratedContinue reading “dVerse – Last Lines”

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Prompt of the Week

Hi, Lady Jabberwocky’s prompt for this week is to write a poem or piece of prose with a ‘farm’, as the setting: https://ladyjabberwocky.com/2022/11/28/prompt-of-the-week-farm-living-in-the-countryside/ , my poem is entitled ‘on the fence’. Thanks for looking 🙂 https://ko-fi.com/aj335577

Creative Poetry Practice

One of the great things about writing poetry is that we are never ‘incorrect‘, what constitutes a good or bad poem is merely in the eye of the reader. Creative poetry however, requires regular practice, the more time we give to our craft the more creative we become. I make time to write each day,Continue reading “Creative Poetry Practice”

Poetry is Therapeutic

The healing effect of words has long been recognised, as far back as 4000 BCE, early Egyptians wrote words on papyrus, dissolve them in liquid, and gave them to those who were ill as a form of medicine. Also poetry for healing and personal growth, can be seen in ancient times when shamans conducted religiousContinue reading “Poetry is Therapeutic”

Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was born on this day, 30 July 1818 in the rectory at Thornton in Yorkshire to the Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë, the 5th of their six children and the only daughter to be given a middle name. Unfortunately her mother died when she was only 3 years old andContinue reading “Emily Jane Brontë”

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Hi, today would have been one of my favourite poets birthday, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (1917 -2000), born June 7th in 1917, in Kansas. She was an American poet, author, and teacher, her work often dealt with the personal joys and struggles of ordinary people. A much honoured poet, she won the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryContinue reading “Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks”

Walter Whitman

I have surreptitiously included both Fandango’s and Ragtag’s prompt words (in bold) in this short homage to Walt Whitman. Whitman, (1819 -1892) was born on this day May 31 in 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, he is one of the most influential American poets, often called the father of free verse. Whitman’s major poetryContinue reading “Walter Whitman”