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It could be verse

Prosaic Theresa gets terse/ She sees things can only get worse/ Perhaps, Mrs May,/ World Poetry Day/ Means now is the time to re-verse./// Prosaic Theresa gets terseShe sees things can only get worsePerhaps, Mrs May,#WorldPoetryDay Means now is the … Continue reading

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It could be verse

A BBC radio anchor/ Thinks Twitter a hotbed of rancour/ But some of us know it’s/ A place to find poets/ As well as the odd boorish person./// This limerick was prompted by a discussion on the Today Programme on … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard

So long now, it’s good people knewya,/ Got lyrics and poetry thruya/ From bird on a wire/ To drunk in a choir/ We’ll sing you a last Hallelujah./// It’s not easy to do poetic justice to someone like Leonard Cohen … Continue reading

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How Many Words Must a Man Write Down?

Lit critics may see something strange in/ A Nobel award so wide-rangin’/ The panel bestow it/ On Dylan the poet/ But the times they are a-changin’./// https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/13/bob-dylan-wins-2016-nobel-prize-in-literature Lit critics may see something strange inA Nobel award so wide-ranginThe panel bestow … Continue reading

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A Spinning Man*

A writer from Wales, Dylan Thomas/ Burst onto the page with wild promise,/ A turner of phrase/ In poems and plays,/ At just 39 taken from us. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-27257613 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/463307741793382400   *The title is taken from Dylan Thomas’s poem Prologue, and … Continue reading

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Famous Seamus

Farewell to a poet named Seamus/ Whose body of work made him famous/ Reciter, exciter/ And prizewinning writer/ His poems inspire & inflame us. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23898891 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373732788299505664

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