Poetry Friday

I haven’t participated in Poetry Friday for a while but as it’s World Poetry Day (yesterday for me here in Oz) I wanted to keep the poetry thing going. Today’s poetry roundup can be found at Rebecca Herzog’s Sloth Reads who also informs us that it’s National Goof Off Day so she sent a challenge […]

Results are in….

Huge congratulations to everyone who entered my Spring Poetry/Story in Verse Competition last Spring – you’ve all be incredibly patient but here is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. I have to say this was an incredibly hard decision to make hence all the highly commendeds and honourable mentions – the standard was fantastic. […]

Beginnings and endings

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Ten days ago I lost my brother in law, Jason. Jason was only 41 years old when he slipped and fatally hit it head. He wasn’t found until the next morning and all efforts to save him ultimately failed. The family is understandably devastated. […]

If at first you don’t succeed…

…what ever you do, don’t give up! This morning I received some lovely news. A magazine in which I’ve been longing to appear accepted a poem to be published in their Winter Issue (Christmas because they are in the northern hemisphere). I have been submitting poems to this particular magazine since 2015 – 18 poems […]

If I Were a Poet…

  If I were a poet I wonder if I could write lots of poems that spread wings and fly   Well that’s exactly what one of my poems has done. The very first poem that I wrote specifically for children, If I Were a Giant, has flown the coop and landed not only in […]

Poetry Friday – a Zeno poem

  What is a Zeno poem? The zeno form was invented by J. Patrick Lewis.  The syllable count is a mathematical sequence, 8,4,2,1,4,2,1,4,2,1 with the one syllable words rhyming. I’d never heard of a Zeno poem until today and I have to say I quite like it. In fact I like it a lot. So […]

POETRY FRIDAY

I’ve been meaning to join in on #poetryfriday for ages and thanks to this post on Renée LaTulippe’s blog I now know how to do it so thanks for that Renée.   When I went to Christie’s blog, Wondering and Wandering – I was delighted to see that her blog title was “Birds of a […]

50% off first hour’s edit

To warm up your Winter Writing – Jackie’s Rhyming Manuscript Editing Service is offering 50% off your first hour’s edit for the entire month of JUNE. Normally $45, for JUNE only you can get your first hour for only $22.50 – you’ll also receive a FREE copy of her Rhyme Like the Experts book. So […]