The feast of the undead

Napowrimo April 19th, 2022 Today’s challenge is to write a poem that starts with a command. Resist the temptation to wax the unpolished and waned.It is a fruitless harvest tasting of bitter herbs.The undeparted should be left and unmourned,Not sitting at table seats, they long ceased to earn. Attendees at the feast of the undead,FleshlessContinue reading “The feast of the undead”


Napowrimo April 18th, 2022 Today’s prompt is based on Faisal Mohyuddin’s poem “Five Answers to the Same Question.” The challenge being to write our own poem that provides five answers to the same question – without ever specifically identifying the question that is being answered. AonHe leaves you breathlessFrigid is this harsh loverCrisp are hoar’sContinue reading “#5”

This man’s best friend

Napowrimo April 17th, 2022Today we were asked to think about dogs we have known, seen, or heard about, and then use them as a springboard into wherever they take you. I once met Parker,A Boxer and a barker.Unlike our mongrel Tip,Who disappeared on a hunting trip. I used to feed Sherlock,A distinguished Terrier not toContinue reading “This man’s best friend”

Goldilocks and the Three Lies

Goldilocks was tired,Tired and fatigued from so much work.So he lay down on his new chaise longue“No, this just does not lie right”“Its too small” said Goldilocks Next, he lay down on a grand settee“No, this does not lie right either”“It’s not comfy enough for us all,”said Goldilocks. So Goldilocks had a huge bed madeContinue reading “Goldilocks and the Three Lies”

Flotsam and Jetsam

Napowrimo April 15th, 2022 Today we are tested to write a poem about something that does not interest us – cheers for that! It’s feeding time at the beach,Foam waves rolling in,Wrinkly feet just out of reach. Bottles carry texts on white crests.My disinterest?Sport, games, cars, clothes, booze, or sex? Uninspiring hoped for hints,Go returnContinue reading “Flotsam and Jetsam”

The editing suite

Napowrimo April 14th, 2022 Write a poem that is the introduction to a film about your life. Titles:Video: Start with a black screen, I’ve always liked a black screen. No sound. Audio: Fade up the sound of faint, laboured breathingThen easing, getting stronger, small children chatteringNow regular breath and the sound of tea cups clatteringContinue reading “The editing suite”