Saturday, 6 July 2013

Working to the rules... a poetic nightmare?

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 go.

A' Tyburn' is a six-line poem that follows some pretty stringent rules and proved to be quite a challenge.

Something for the weekend, sir?

"Something for the weekend, sir?"
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!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Poetic Snapshots

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.

Book Review - Yours to Command - by Cameron Lawton (Kindle Edition)

'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.