The Poet Magazine The Poet Magazine has published two of my verses in their summer edition, On the Road (click on link or image below for more information about this edition). I don't consider myself a poet (I don't think I could produce blank verse to save my life) Two of my rhymes submitted for … Continue reading The Poet
Another poem penned for one of the 12 poems in 12 months challenges at Deadlines for Writers.com . The prompt for this one was "rudimentary". Evolution Amoeba-like in amnion. Life-defining. Protozoan cells divide, multiplying. Burrow into tissue softness. Fix location. Fluid flowing in, around. Communication. Nourishment by yolk sac, like a baby chicklet. … Continue reading Evolution
This was written for a different challenge. Not, this time, a poetry challenge as such, but a general writing prompt for Someone I Knew. Someone I Knew I don't get out much now – in fact, I don't get out at all, except for in the garden, with a frame in case I fall. The … Continue reading Future Past
Another villanelle (see Hiatus for my first). This was the one I posted for May's 12 poems in 12 months challenge at Deadlines for Writers.com Drat! They come to me in dreams at nightas scurrying streaks of whiskered greed,black beady eyeballs gleaming bright They first appeared in broad daylight.Beneath the bird table they'd feedand come … Continue reading Drat!
One of last year's prompts for our monthly poem on 12 Poems in 12 months was for a poem that rhymed. Judging by the comments that accompanied this prompt it seems a lot of poets found it more of a challenge than usual. But when I was at school (back in the Dark Ages) all … Continue reading Tigger’s Other Song
An alternative "Tom, the piper's son"
No, nothing to do with that* TV programme! A villanelle is a poem with a very specific rhyming structure. (The most well known villanelle in English is probably Dylan Thomas's. . . Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, Rage against the dying of the light.) I have taken up the challenge to … Continue reading Villanelle
Those who've been following this blog for a while might have read this already on commaful at https://commaful.com/play/cathycade/mirlings-in-winter/. Or perhaps in my collection Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories (available from Amazon). But for more recent followers who've been reading the mirlings saga, here's a verse I wrote earlier. Skimming down the waterfall, bouncing off … Continue reading Riding the Waterfall
A Diversion. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men cleared up the pieces and got out their pens. It shouldn’t have happened. Somebody’s to blame. An official took down every witnesses’ name. An enquiry was opened. They put out the word that they meant to investigate what had occurred. Were there warning … Continue reading The Humpty Verdict: a cautionary tale
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