Category Archives: Poetry party

Whatever next? – May 2017 update

It seems that much of what I’ve written this month is about the choices we make.  LISTEN So much listening to do this month, what with local (mayoral) elections and the General Election next month.  Not to mention the French … Continue reading

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The morning after the night before

No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory … Continue reading

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The poetry party revisited: Kin, by Deborah Harvey

The previous day I had managed to find and organise a date for us cousins to have our annual gathering – not until the autumn, but better late than not. I was sitting finishing off the last knitting on the … Continue reading

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Trying something new

Recently I’ve been thinking about the difference made by a 30 day challenge.  It’s something I’ve tried several times and found works well for me.  Maybe it’s about holding myself to account, writing things down (yes blogging, but also I … Continue reading

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Licensed to wear purple

You may have come across Jenny Joseph’s poem ‘Warning’, and if not, you probably know the first line: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple…” Well I don’t know whether at 60 I am now an old … Continue reading

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A Poison Tree, by William Blake

Such a seemingly simple poem, but one with such a powerful message.  I remember reading it at school, along with all the other poems that make up William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and even then (O levels) … Continue reading

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Allotment update – July and August

Much of June and July felt like a write-off due to prolonged sleep problems.  I did what I needed to do, and some of what I wanted to do.  But I didn’t manage to do all that I wanted to … Continue reading

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