The Rhyme Ambush

You find yourself thinking in such predictable ways—predictable even to yourself.

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Marcia Menter
...which leads me to codswallop, which wallops without alluding to walloping or cods. Thence back to rollmops, and it's too early ... Read More
Sunday, 12 March 2017 13:54
Bob Horne
Where I'm from a collop was a disc of battered potato (and a real treat). But then, we couldn't afford meat. Or shoes. Just books.... Read More
Monday, 13 March 2017 11:43
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Reading A Poem Can Be Like Opening a Re-Sealable Packet of Cheese

Tear here, it says. Just in the corner where two thin clear sheets almost, but not quite, seal together.

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FOURTEEN TIPS FOR DEALING WITH REJECTION

I don’t mean in love, or in life. I’m talking poems here.

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Marcia Menter
It's the form-letter rejections that get me. You mean they didn't think enough of my work to plug in a short personalized phrase? ... Read More
Sunday, 05 February 2017 14:31
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What makes a successful poet?

Or should I put it another way: what makes a poet successful?

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Reining in the high horse

Do you say ‘weep’ ever – except inside a poem?

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Verbs leaning through the window and other coincidences

The coincidences in the poems sent in to me during the December window ARE uncanny.

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Gill Learner
Oh dear. I'd better have look at a number of last lines!
Saturday, 07 January 2017 12:12
Marcia Menter
Sunday mornings I'd read Nell's blog feel gifted, if slightly foxed have no egrets. Blimey! It's Saturday!... Read More
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:31
Janis Clark
I shall check that my verbs are standing upright and living in the present - for most of the time, anyway! Great advice, as usual... Read More
Sunday, 08 January 2017 07:13
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