Category Archives: Poetry

#Aleppo

#Aleppo Pictures on Twitter of children smeared with blood and dust, being dragged from piles of rubble are as familiar in 2016 as the television images of Ethiopian children 30 years ago.   People said back then that sending food … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

Today’s writing prompt from the Daily Post is ‘Brick.’ Genre: Fiction   Refugee It’s only a brick. It’s not even all that heavy. And the glass can be swept up, the broken window repaired, the scratches on the floorboards sanded and … Continue reading

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First Lines – a poem for National Poetry Writing Month

I’m dipping into National Poetry Writing Month again. After a quick browse through the prompts on the Lagan Press website I chose not today’s but that of Day 7: First Line – “Pick a poetry book off your shelf and … Continue reading

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A Poem to the Character of Death

I had more or less decided not to do NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) this year because I have a bit too much going on at the moment but here I am. I came across this post from Lagan Press … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #12 – Making Rhubarb Crumble

I’ve skipped #10 and #11 for now because I really liked the prompts for both of them but wasn’t getting to where I wanted with either poem. Hopefully I can come back to them with a fresh head in a … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #9 – The Weavers

The optional prompt for Day 9 of NaPoWriMo was to write a visual poem or a calligram, where the words are arranged in a specific shape or image. I didn’t quite go in that direction but wrote a poem inspired … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #8 – Glimmering

Poem Number 8 for NaPoWriMo. I’m not following the optional prompt today, I had to get this one out of my head and onto paper. Thanks for reading 🙂 Glimmering Tiny leaves of green or purple so young and new … Continue reading

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