Having coffee with Dylan Thomas and others

April 18th Although I was inspired by the title of Susan G. Wooldridge’s book Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words, (a copy of which I’ve now ordered) I went slightly off prompt. I’m currently reading The 20th Century in Poetry, which I highly recommend, and have reached the post-war period where poets where questioning theContinue reading “Having coffee with Dylan Thomas and others”

What’s your name boy?

April 14th “What’s your name boy?” Demanded the tweed-clad, German-speaking, paunch-bellied Deputy Headmaster into whom I had just collided on my first day at Grammar School. His voice echoed around my head and the polished wooden corridors of the faux Elizabethan academe I would come to call jail. I served five years of a life-sentenceContinue reading “What’s your name boy?”

Haiku News – 14th April 2021

April 13th Today’s poetry prompt was to write a poem in the form of a news article we wish would come out tomorrow. As a Public Relations professional, I know that over 80% of news is made up of material provided by PR agencies, offices, and consultants. I’m also very aware that “news” has beenContinue reading “Haiku News – 14th April 2021”

To Venice and the stars and back

Our poetry prompt today is called “Past and Future.” This prompt challenges us to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. As we are working with catalogues, I used my own reference details and chose three words orContinue reading “To Venice and the stars and back”