Are you being versed?
One trick too many. The audience had been enthralled by prestidigitation and clever tricks. Three times he had been recalled to the proscenium to...
Through a gap in the fence they had a peep at the back garden and the mess that they saw made their resolve harden. Rotting apples on the ground and...
An unconventional life. It might never happen he said with a laugh. How wrong he was, it already had! She had packed her bags and walked out. She had...
I could not face the 3-way 'Equivoque' once again so here is a simple version based on the same technique. By reading the odd lines only we get the...
The language of this land keeps changing all the time but for every new word we can always find a rhyme. The purists may regard it as some sort of...
Inspiration point 13/3/2015 - Take an existing myth or poem and repurpose it to provide a new, refreshing and original take.
Rightly or wrongly I have always associated performance poetry with protest of one sort or another but usually of a political nature. Based on this assumption here is my (satirical) contribution. Make of it what you will and feel free to criticise. Thanks.
I liked the way Ewan prefaced one of his poems: "This is quite old... but then, so am I" and decided to follow suit.
I have been somewhat disappointed in not having been able to retain the original format regarding fonts and colours. This is my best effort in the circumstances. I'd be glad to receive feedback, thank you.
A hypothetical advice to a non-existent son. Photograph (Credit: aastock via Shutterstock )
I’ve still got it after six decades; you can say I am attached to it and yet I don’t use it anymore.
This photo is under the CC0 / Public Domain License Photo via Good Free Photos
ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies).
Rails and railings. Image: [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 )], from Wikimedia
News headline - Two nuns accused of stealing $500k from school for gambling escape trial
No shrinking violet. (Image: CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported )
The recent fire of the Notre Dame cathedral prompted me to retrieve this 'Cento' poem from my archive (2008)
An alternative scenario to Pirandello’s play "Six characters in search of an author”.
My niece from Dubai informs me that a car deodorant has been named after me and challenges me to write a poem about it. Here it is.
Seagull flies off with chihuahua it abducted from family's back garden - Today's news headline
UkAuthors.com on which I posted in excess of 800 pieces since 2003 is closing. We have been asked to save our work. Here is a very early example. Worth saving?
According to Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker guide to the Galaxy , 42 is the answer to "the meaning of life, the universe, and everything".
From my archive - Image: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. Author: Tammy Green from Chicago, Illinois, USA
After reading Airyfairy's hilarious last "Pad Life: Summer's Here!" I dug this old piece from my archive.
From the Telegraph 03/01/2022 - Top French university offers Masters course in 'drinking, eating and living.
This image was originally posted to Flickr by ** RCB ** at https://flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/7036208493 . It was reviewed on 10 April 2017 by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.