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Choice – for NPD 2021

Choose wisely;

for, once you have chosen,

your choice will be fixed.

If your choice is wrong,

your emotions may be mixed;

a mixture of sadness and regret;

yet, regretfully, what will be,

will have to be.

So, how goes the writing of poems / the doodling in margins? #NationalPoetryDay2020, #ShareAPoem,

So, class, it’s been a long while

(or a very short eternity)

since I left you

doodling in margins.

Have you managed a rhyme, yet?

No rush, take your time,

it’s not as if anybody’s life depended on it.

To be honest

(as a poet rarely is),

your words,

when put on a page,

will be looked upon maybe six

or seven times

before being looked upon

no more.

This is the way of Poetry –

with very few exceptions.

So, if you have just written the twenty-first century’s equivalent

of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,

Daffodils,

or Ozymandias,

then all is well

and good.

If, like me,

you have been doodling in margins…

well, doodling is creative…

… isn’t it?

On this Day, Write a Poem, I shall. #NationalPoetryDay, #ShareAPoem, #2

On this day,

of all days,

I feel that I should

write a poem.

Nothing special,

of course,

just a run of the mill,

bog-standard,

tuppenny ha’penny one,

that will fill the gap

that would be there

if I didn’t.

And, if I didn’t

write a poem,

to fill that gap,

then I wouldn’t be able

to call myself a…

taxi.

Or, a poet.

G:)

I have super vision – #ShareAPoem #NationalPoetryDay #1

I have super vision

Yes, my vision is super –

I am watched over all of the time,

by a person, known in rhyme,

as my super visor, Igor.

He likes to climb mountains,

his favourite…?

Of course, it’s the Eiger.

And, whilst we are mentioning mountains,

let us not forget

yet

that there are also fountains in the world.

Just one letter can make a difference

between a sock

and a hard place.

National Poetry Day – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow it is


National Poetry Day –


please write a Haiku.

If you can’t write one


it’s not the end of the World…


that is next Tuesday.