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

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.



Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Micropoetry - April + July 2021


 ...because I wrote one piece in April, and then there was a big gap 'til the next one in July *shrugs*

Apparently I was having a Shakespearean references moment in April. 

And was feeling things about Wales and our place in the world - and within (or maybe not) the United Kingdom - in July.

Y Ddraig means The Dragon in Welsh. You can check out a pronunciation here if that's something you're interested in.



So - this is what came out of all that! Enjoy!

As always, the poetry is in the alt-text for those who use screenreaders, with / marks showing line breaks

Monday, 7 December 2020

Month in Review(s) - November 2020

 

(Warning: this post discusses mental health problems, Covid 19/Coronavirus, and Transphobia)


November saw some rays of sunshine breaking through the end of 2020.

Biden won.

Hope of a Covid vaccine became more real.


'November - Tachwedd' with jazzy patterned background


As for me, well, I've had some ups-and-downs.

News of local people dying of and/or being ill with Covid. A firebreak Lockdown. The continued anti-Welsh sentiment in the press...



And then there's the Amazon Associate issue *sigh* 

I can't go into it, because I've appealed the decision, but after some problems in November, I lost my UK Associateship in the first few days of December. That's all I can really say for now. 

But it had me super stressy for a bit 😣 still kinda stressy now tbh.

Damn Anxiety always blows this kind of sh** out of proportion.


Update, 8th December:


Please DO NOT use my links to purchase from Amazon UK - my Associate account for the UK was unfairly closed, and Amazon UK will no longer pay me for any purchases made with them.

I will slowly be removing the UK links from 1000+ posts, but it's gonna take a while.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Micropoetry - September + October 2020

 

There is Micropoetry! Woo!

...The October pieces were kind of written in a weird headspace so... sorry about that!

The September one is a Haiku because apparently in 2020 I write Haikus! (Seriously, I think I've written more Haikus this year than I ever have before.)

It was also one of those things which just kinda pop into my head, and then won't leave me alone until I do something with them 😅 #WriterProblems

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

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Micropoetry - May + June 2020


Two very different pieces of Micropoetry from May and June for you, dearest nerdlets!

...Apparently I wasn't done with haiku, so the June poem is a haiku.

And I don't even know wtf I was doing with the May one... let me know if you like it, I guess? Whatever 'it' actually is!

As always, the poems are in the alt-text for those using screen-readers, with line breaks shown with a / mark.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Micropoetry - April 2020


I realise it's the 20th of May, but I have a very limited sense of space/time and a lack of organisation so... *shrugs*



OK, here's the micropoetry I wrote in April.

...And for some reason in April my brain decided to produce Haikus. I don't even know, tbh.

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

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Micropoetry - February + March 2020


(What do you mean it's nearly the end of April? Shhhhh! 😉)


I'm not sure what to make of the pieces of Micropoetry I wrote in February and March.

Like... I don't know whether I like them or not. To be honest.

Anyway, um... tell me what you think, I guess!

As always, the poetry is in the alt-text for those usng screen-readers, with line breaks shown by / symbols.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Micropoetry - January 2020



I hoped to get January's Micropoetry post out earlier than this but... *shrugs*

Life happens. And I'm working hard on not over-working (I know, #WalkingContradiction ftw)

I'm also kinda nervous about this month's poems, 'cos... I don't know, tbh. I just am 😅 So hopefully you'll like them!

As always, for those using a screen-reader, the poems are in the alt-text, and line breaks are shown with / marks.


Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Micropoetry - December 2019



I wrote two pieces of Micropoetry in December.

They're quite different, but I actually quite like them!


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


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Micropoetry - October 2019



Micropoetry time again dearest nerdlets!

(Yes, I realise that it's the 20th of November. I have time issues. 😅)

This month's offerings are maybe a li'l weird

...but it was October dammit! You can totally be weird in October! (*pretends I'm not weird all year round*) 😅


As always, for those using a screen-reader, the poetry is in the alt-text, with line breaks marked with a / symbol.


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Nerd Church - Why I Love WW1 Poetry



Morbid li'l goth-emo child that I am, I LOVE World War One poetry.

I read it all year round: Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenburg, Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke...

*sighs happily*


'Why I Love WW1 Poetry' with poppies


So, seeing as how it's Rememberance Sunday, and it's the 11th of November tomorrow, I figured I'd let you in on the beautiful jewel of life that is WW1 poetry.

(Note: when I use the phrase 'WW1 poetry' I mean English-language WW1 poetry, mainly from British soldiers, with the odd Commonwealth soldier chucked in for good luck.

I'm sure that other nationalities also wrote poetry in a variety of languages and styles, but the WW1 poetry I and most people in the UK are familiar with is that I've just described.)


Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Micropoetry - August + September 2019



Yes! She still writes Micropoetry! And she's super-late with posting it! 😅


Why am I posting August and September's Micropoetry at the butt-end of October?

Well, because I'm a poorly-organised, hare-brained, book blogger. 😅

Multi-tasking Queen I may be -

(I'm currently juggling writing/putting together this post while doing work (like, adulting-style work,) and listening to a BookTube video on 2x speed)

- but I don't have all the time in the world, and I tend to forget sh**.

Plus, I have to sleep and eat and stuff, and self-care ftw! 😉



So, anywho, here's the Micropoetry:

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


Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Micropoetry - June + July 2019



Yes, I still write Micropoetry!

Shocking, right?

Sorry that the Micropoetry's been a little thin on the ground as of late, but *shrugs* sometimes it just goes like that.

Still, I've got two pieces of Micropoetry - one from June, one from July - for ya, so hopefully you'll like it!

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

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Micropoetry - April 2019



All the Micropoetry I posted in April!

Yes, I realise it's almost the end of May. Time, life, and all that stuff kept getting in the way.

(I did not intend that to rhyme! Lol.)


So without fussing any further, here's April's Micropoetry:

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