Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts

Sunday 31 December 2023

Poetry: Free Verse

Originally published in the Medium Publication 'The Brain Is A Noodle' for the writing prompt 'write the poetry that’s in your heart, break the rules, be yourself (wait, this sounds like Ms. Frizzle’s line, oops! She’s an iconic inspiration for us all.)' set by the lovely Lucy Dan.

I decided to fill the prompt by writing an unedited poem - the only things I changed from the first draft were formatting and typos.

...You can tell that it really is unedited because even now, over a year later, I want to remove the line 'Oh burgeoning soul' 😅

Friday 18 August 2023

Micropoetry - May + June 2023

Yes, you read the post title correctly - this is the Micropoetry wrap-up for May and June.

Yes, you are correct - it is August.

Why am I so late with this? 

A combination of 'haven't got around to it,' and 'just plain forgot.' (Sorry! 😅 )

The first one is written in my accent/dialect, because that's the way it was rattling around my head, so that's the way it got posted.

...It was the only way to stop it from going round and round in my head, OK?

I don't think it's that incomprehensible but then... it's also how I talk. So... *shrugs*

(And yes, I do say 'aye' to mean 'yes' sometimes in regular conversation. Many people here do. #NowYaKnow)

Here we are then, May and June's micropoetry:

As always, for those using screen-readers, the poetry will be in the alt-text of the graphics with / marks for line-spaces.

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Poetry: Answers


'Everything I've done
I've done for you
I move the stars for no-one'

- David Bowie, Within You (Labyrinth Soundtrack)

Art piece of a woman holding a crystal ball - tis very moody
Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Micropoetry - December 2022 + January 2023

It's still February, so this post is not late 😉

So, with no further ado to-do (...I don't know either,) let's get some Micropoetry.

As always, the poetry will be in the alt-text for those using screen-readers, with / marks showing the line breaks.

Tuesday 20 December 2022

Micropoetry - October + November 2022

More Micropoetry!

And yes, this covers both October and November, because I decided to combine them for... efficiency. Yeah, let's call it efficiency. 😅

As always, the poetry will be in the alt-text of the images for those using screen readers, with / marks for the line breaks.

Sunday 30 October 2022

Micropoetry - August + September 2022

Yes, I know it's the end of October.

It took me a while to sort the graphics out - just the way it goes sometimes, I don't know what to tell you.

(By the way, you will be getting a Micropoetry post for my October Micropoetry soon (...ish))

Shall we get some Micropoetry, though, yeah?

Come on then! (Lol.)

As always, for those using screen-readers, the poetry is in the alt-text, with / marks showing line breaks.

28th August // And what comes then? / When / I've pulled my / mud-drip / bedraggled /frame / through your / obstacle course. / What / happens next? / Do I get to rest? / Or will there / be / another test?

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Month In Review(s) - September 2022


September was pretty good, on the whole.

For me - not for like, the Royal family, or the British economy, or the numerous wars and natural disasters etc.

...I'ma get back to me now 😅

Autumny leaves with 'September - Medi' written across the bottom of the image

Yeah - I kind of trotted along, for the most part, just doing what I do. 

Keeping metaphorically swimming and all that jazz.

Making some progress on this 'n' that, y'know?

...I'm not great at explaining things from my life so that they sound exciting 😅

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Poetry: The Girl on Stage

This poem was first published in the Medium publication The Brain Is A Noodle (TBIAN), for the prompt 'What do you feel when you or your favourite musicians are on stage?' set by Lucy Dan (editor of TBIAN)

The Girl on Stage

Silhouetted girl in the spotlight

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Poetry: Who Is She?


This poem was first published in the Medium publication The Brain Is A Noodle (TBIAN), for the prompt 'is writing a source of income for you? or more a hobby? or both? How do you balance these roles?' set by Lucy Dan (editor of TBIAN)

Who Is She?

A woman in the middle of a woods surrounded by will o' the wisps - it's all very fantasy art
Image by Artie_Navarre from Pixabay 

Sunday 21 August 2022

Nerd Church - The Writer Diaries: Thinking Way Too Much About Poetic POVs


I've been writing a lot of poetry lately -

(mainly over on Medium, but don't worry - it all gets cross-posted here on Dora Reads eventually, I promise!)

- And it led to me thinking (as I do,) about the Point of View (POV) in poetry.

'Thinking Way Too Much About Poetic POVs' with a stereotypical artsy writer's desk in the background

See, the 'I' in poetry is called the 'speaker' - because that's the person who's speaking.

But the speaker is not always the same as the poet. 

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Month in Review(s) - July 2022

July wasn't as awful as June.

Which is a heckava low bar, but one that's worth having!

'July - Gorffennaf' with ice-cream and fruit on a table behind the words

My energy levels still weren't at their tippity-toppest after having Covid, and then the heatwave came.

Dear Lord, the heatwave came.

I am one grumpy bear in the heat - like, I get so pi**ed off, at pretty much everyone and everything - and we had record-breaking temperatures here in the UK. Again.

It was relentless, and climate change is both real and horrendous. London was on fire. I don't mean that metaphorically.

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Poetry: Forge

Poetry time dearest nerdlets!

This poem was first published in the Medium publication The Brain Is A Noodle (TBIAN), for the prompt 'Slow Consumption' set by Lucy Dan (editor of TBIAN)


I'm ready now...

molten metal being poured in a foundry

Let the fire come
I’m gonna let it burn

Monday 27 June 2022

Micropoetry - April + May 2022


Micropoetry time! (Yay!)

So, I only wrote one piece of micropoetry in April, and one in May. 

The April one is haiku... because sometimes my brain provides me with haikus *shrugs*

As always, if you're using a screen-reader, the poetry itself is in the alt-text of the graphics, and line-breaks are marked by / marks.

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Poetry: So. Easy.

Some more poetry for you my dearest nerdlets!

This poem was first published in the Medium publication The Brain Is A Noodle (TBIAN), for the prompt 'The Cost of Rest' set by Lucy Dan (editor of TBIAN)

But, of course, my Dora Reads nerdlets must not be allowed to miss out on my poetry-ness! Lol.

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Micropoetry - March 2022


All my Micropoetry from March!

...I have literally no clue where either of these came from. 

Should I blame the universe again? Yeah, why not let's blame the universe again.

The universe made me write these! Including the haiku! (Lol.)

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Poetry: Courage


I originally wrote this poem and published it on Medium -

- because Iris B. Stehn over there was doing a writing prompt, so I wrote it for that.

I figured I'd share it here so that you could all see it too, 'cos I'm nice like that. 😊

rainbow-coloured artsy swirl

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Micropoetry - February 2022

Micropoetry time!

*cue imaginary jingle of your choice*

These are a bit more *waves hands vaguely* context-dependent than my usual micropoetry, so a little background info:

The second one (let's start at the end, why not?) is kinda based in all the sh** going down in the world right now.

The first one is very specifically about Partygate. 

I actually posted it on Twitter with hashtags calling for Boris Johnson to resign, so yes #political. You know I don't care whether you agree with me or not, and that's fine.

And I'm overly-pleased with myself for the 'Eton mess' bit, which probably makes zero sense to those of you who aren't British, but at least I amused myself!

So here we are, February's Micropoetry!

As always, for those using screen readers, the poetry is in the alt-text with / marks showing line breaks.

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Micropoetry - January 2022

Here we are with more of my micropoetry!

Woo! (Lol.)

I have absolutely no idea where the first one, in particular, came from - it was just one of those things that wouldn't leave me alone, y'know?

And the best way to deal with that is to get it out and into the world, in my experience!

It's also written partially in my accent (which is why it's don' le' instead of don't let,) because it just didn't feel right written in full - I don't know why, I think it threw the rhythm off or something *shrugs*

And the other poem I've got for you this month is a haiku.

- Just because, really 😅

As always, for those using text readers, the poetry is in the alt-text of the graphics.

Line breaks are marked with a /

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Micropoetry - October + November 2021


Yes, I am well aware that it's nearly January 2022.

But, as there always seems to be, there's still some left-over house-keeping to do from 2021.

So here's the Micropoetry I wrote in October and November 2021.

And, as always, for those using screen-readers the poetry is in the alt-text of the images. It has / marks showing line breaks.