Just thought I'd bring the 'Something for the weekend' theme to a close with a short form that can be fun to try.
tiny markers, the sign of the cross
balance buckles, again!
An ABC poem is another short form that is normally
demonstrates a feeling. The rules of form are quite simple, which makes a nice
change. It contains five lines, the
first of which may begin with any letter of the alphabet. The next three lines
must follow in sequence. The final line may begin with any letter of the
In keeping with the 'Something for the weekend' theme, I thought I'd share a brief flirtation with a free verse.
A Visual Dance
a visual embrace.
rose tinted flush
as nervous smile,
and lowered lash
Verse is an irregular form of poetry that does not necessarily follow the
traditional rules of meter (rhythm), rhyme, form or punctuation etc.
despite its freedom, free verse often maintains some elements of form. Most
free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. One of the main considerations
when writing free verse is where to insert line breaks; often achieved by
breaking the line where there is a natural pause or a point of suspense.
I'm not a big lover of working to rules where poetry is
concerned.To be honest, the rules on many of the various poetic forms give me the heebie-jeebies, (too
much like hard work!) but every now and then, I will bite the bullet and give it
A' Tyburn' is a six-line poem that follows some pretty
stringent rules and proved to be quite a challenge.
A euphemism often associated with barbershops of the mid to
late 20th century, although its actual origins are unknown. It is believed that barbers used it to offer condoms to customers following their
appointment.Ironic that those same
customers, having just paid for the privilege of a close shave, were then
offered the means to avoid another one!
Good afternoon folks. It has been a while since my last confession (oops! wrong audience.) It has been a while since my last poetic post, so here are just a few 'snapshots' to get the wheels rolling again. Hope you enjoy.
'Yours to Command' is an office romance with a difference. It has all the usual ingredients necessary for a great romance; The Boss, the P.A, guilt and jealousy. There are of course, a multitude of reasons why their relationship shouldn't develop further, and one all-consuming reason why it should.
I read the first of the trilogy 'Blackbrooke' and really
enjoyed it, and like any good book; it left me eagerly anticipating the release
of the second book in the series.
I haven't been disappointed, a little shocked may be, but
definitely NOT disappointed.It picks up
nicely where the previous book left us, with our heroine being taken into the
'Institute' after handing over her remaining best friend to the 'Crits'.
This is one of several books that I have bought by Trevor
Forest. Although my daughter was a baby at the time, I thought they would be
great for her to read, when she was old enough.
As the book is aimed at 8-12 year old children, I was
surprised when my daughter, not yet 4, brought me this book to read at bedtime.
Despite having no pictures, she still wanted me to read it to her. We read a
chapter a night and she really looked forward to going to bed to find out what
Peggy was going to get up to next.
I bought this so that I could have something suitable to read to my daughter (who is 3 going on 5!) stored on my Kindle, whilst we are away over the Easter weekend. And what gem of an adventure story it turned out to be.
I have to be honest here. For some reason, when I bought this yesterday, I was expecting to read about more Vampire/Werewolf romance etc. How wrong could I be?
The story that unfolded was so much more than the usual 'Human/Immortal’ romance. Combining aspects of time travel, magic, folk lore, history and the supernatural, Laura Eno takes the reader on a journey from the present back to circa 1500's and the Scottish Highlands.
There is a certain depth and charm to the characters, and an intriguing plot, that compelled me to read from the beginning to the end in one sitting; I haven't done that in quite a while.