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Tips for poets

https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/20-best-tips-poets   Extracts 1. The second thing I’d say is you must read old stuff. Dante, Herrick, Donne, Pope, Dickinson…Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore. Read voraciously! And read aloud.” – Aaron Belz, author of Glitter Bomb” 2. “Always be writing … Continue reading

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God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone

God is a place we rarely  find alone His spirit  guides us  past the demons wild God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone God gave his prophets  sweet  dark honeycombs By his word they were struck, beguiled God … Continue reading

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To you my villanelle I plight my troth

To you my villanelle I plight my troth A poem both dignified and full of play I love your form and elegance ,oh both In your form I’ll never insert oaths Neither will I boast of making hay To you, … Continue reading

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And BTW why are you using Tide?

Would you be more gentle,dear,I cried She pushed my head as if  it were a stone I only want my hair washed not to die And BTW why are you using Tide Shampoo is much kinder,on I moaned~ Could you … Continue reading

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Once my hand wrote , thoughtless  as a gnome

My punctuation kept me sane and well But question marks appear and  give me hell Do I put it here? or at the end? How can I   calm my mind  yet be on trend? My spelling too has  driven me … Continue reading

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The parting

My intellect has parted from my heart Two now dwell within one person’s frame I am double, I cannot restart Like a weary horse with heavy cart I do not want to play  for little gains My intellect has parted … Continue reading

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Play with our doubts

Fear of chaos stopped me looking  out I could not see its value   nor its  gifts To see new sights we need to live in doubt So I  travelled on established routes I got to places happily and swift Fear … Continue reading

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I could see the Pennines

I’m looking for a pavement cracked and worn But now the council put some tarmac down I make my images from  objects scorned Artweaver and Pixlr have been warned I  use  their tools, their feathers,  and their down I’m looking … Continue reading

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The future

The enemy we  need  is close at hand Like a secret lover  right next door We’re always ready with an army band Today, it is the husband who’s condemned For dropping baby’s rattle on the floor The enemy we  love … Continue reading

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I never knew that  modern bus stops speak

The bus stop says its out of use  this week Men are digging up the road again I never knew that  modern bus stops  speak I wonder will the street lamps follow suit Their  voices like  the chiming of Big … Continue reading

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