C J Dennis Poetry Competition and Festival

The Impossible BBQ – Highly Commended Gran is out from Cornwall and we’ve planned an Aussie treat The great Australian BBQ with eskies full of meat Steaks and chops and sausages and don’t forget, of course The most important condiment, the Heinz tomato sauce Gran’s not used to seeing all our wide and open spaces […]

A lesson about rhyme and meter, written in rhyme and meter…

~ I am writing this poem to try and explain ~The meaning of meter and rhyme ~This meter I’m using is often amusing ~If Seuss is the source of the chime But rather than bother with technical terms Let’s look at the beats, on and off The stressed beats, in red, are the on beats […]