Category Archives: Poetry party

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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Seeing differently: connections

I love those times when you see or become aware of something, and then as if by magic other connected or linked things start appearing too, often thick and fast. I wrote a little while back about Robert Frost, and … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: taking a different route

This week I needed to travel to Northamptonshire for work.  This meant a rail journey via London, including crossing London from Paddington Station to St Pancras Station.  I’ve done this many times before.  If I’m pressed for time, I take … Continue reading

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Come into the garden (and not just Maud)*

As we walked up an isolated road from the valley village to the high forest we came across a house with a beautiful rose garden.  We admired it from the road, and took photos.  Then, as we walked on, to … Continue reading

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The follow-up poetry party: May

I thought it would be interesting to record when I have come across poetry without looking for it, now that I seem to have a newly awakened awareness of it.  So this was May: 3 May 2015 – Walt Whitman, … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 5

So – week 5, just two days left of April and the end of this challenge. Day 1 I can’t resist renewing my acquaintance with two more old friends this week.  Both poems from my early childhood, good memories from … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 4

I find it interesting how, when we start to do something like this, it opens our eyes to things we might not otherwise have noticed.  It’s been like that with me and poetry.  Maybe there’s another ‘seeing differently’ post in … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 3

Well, this was a trickier week.  There was quite a lot of other stuff going on and I struggled to keep up even with one poem a day.  So I’m going to come clean and admit that there was some … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list – week 2

Day 1. I picked up a volume of poetry to browse – A Book of English Poetry, first published by Penguin in 1937, this version printed 1972, bought by Malcolm sometime in 1974-1977.  Poems by 61 poets – ‘Chaucer to … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list – week 1

These are the poems I read this week. 1. April Rise by Laurie Lee – new to me, it’s a lovely evocation of all the promise and richness of nature at this time of year.  And wonderful to be able to … Continue reading

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