This is my blog (now there is a surprise!). I will be sticking in it poetry, prose, random musings, things that take my fancy and more than likely lots of pictures of cats. I hope you find something to amuse and/or interest you here.

Monday, 30 April 2018

NaPoWriMo2018 Day 30

Last day!!!!

http://www.napowrimo.net/  "And for our final (optional) prompt, I’d like you to take your cue from Borges, and write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact."

I know you put bananas in 
berry smoothies but I find
bananas fit the berry kin
with strawberries now left behind.

A watermelon and a grape
are also berries so it's deemed
and so I find the fruit landscape
is weirder than I ever dreamed.

Now bell-peppers are berries too
and egg-plants sneak in past the door
but black and rasp berries may sue;
they are not berries anymore!


Sunday, 29 April 2018

NaPoWriMo2018 Day 29

http://www.napowrimo.net/ "And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way."

I chose little fugue

So, scolded by the yew tree's scorn
the willow weeps its jealousy
its green tinged branches, limply borne,
are drooped in abject misery
while crying verdant catkin tears 
which land on cloud reflecting grey
where, greeted with cold-rippled jeers,
they swiftly sink and wash away.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

NaPoWriMo2018 Day 28

http://www.napowrimo.net/  "And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Following the suggestion of our craft resource, we challenge you today to draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. !