It's all Greek to me
Umm... was going to write a Valentine's Day poem but this is what I ended up with. Picture from Pixabay, licence CC0
It's not really about thimbles, I have a lisp. You could use three and a pea for the shell game. Does anyone use them now? Image source pixel.com
Difficult to write at the moment... anyway thanks to John Wilks for providing the spur to write this, which is at least something... Image authors own created from PD imagery.
Leave a coin or just pass by Image source www.bankstone.co.uk No known copyright issues.
A toe in the water... I'd rather you didn't see me drown... Picture source is Freepik.com photographer Rohan Baumann
It's not about pirates, but you'll work it out... Weren't we all the wonder kid, in our day? Image source is Rossographer on geography.ie Licence is Creative Commons
Small town vignette, no gasworks... Image: copyright Oast House Archive, licence CC BY-SA 2.0
Almost crystal in its clarity... well, compared to lots of things that I've posted... haha. Image source is Pixabay.com and licence is CC0
It's my birthday today... a time to look back. I've had a good time on the whole... No regrets. Image is author's own from CC0 Licenced photograph.
I have no answers, and far too many questions... Image is copyright Betty Longbottom used under CC BY-SA 2.0
typed straight into the box... free-write... music playing. The Commitments (!)
Some say you can never go back, but imagination and memory can take you... Image from Pixabay free for non-commercial use By Julia S.
I found this. It was written in 2010. I'd been living in Spain for six years by then. I was doing A363 Creative Writing with the OU. Lord knows how much that would cost now. Aunty Betty paid for mine, part of the resettlement deal when you left after a long period of becoming institutionalised. I can't remember if it was even submitted for assessment. Don't think so. Anyway, it's a late bloomer's equivalent of juvenilia, I suppose. I've put two commas in. Treat it kindly. When the rainy month came in March or April, (there is only ever one per winter in Andalucia) I longed for Spring to start. Pic is used under CC.0 Public domain. Source PxHere.com
What it is, is what it is. Image is from wikigallery.com: free for non commercial use. Artist Andreas Achenbach
It's National Poetry Day, after all. Licence CC BY 2.0: photograph of the Calder Hebble Navigation by Tim Green on flicker.com
The illustration is of Mediocrates' more famous brother, Theocritus. Some of Mediocrates' poetry may have been mis-attributed to his brother, most likely the limericks. Image source is Wikipedia Commons and is in the public domain.
This is my entry for The Walter Swan Poetry Prize 2020 run by Ilkley Literature Festival. You can catch the deserved winners on youtube.com The standard was very high, at least among those who won. I'm not displeased with this, though. Image from pixabay.com free for non-commercial use & without attribution.
Oddball, queer fish, guiri, other. I have been all of them. Inter alia is among(st) others in Latin. Image source is pixabay.com and is free for commercial use with no attribution.
Written by FS Lawrie E A (ret'd) Image by FS Lawrie TY (ret'd) Dedicated to WO Lawrie A (RIP)
I was going to call it The Analogue Kitchen, but I got sidetracked. It is this one. Image from Actual 80's: An 80's nostalgia website. No known copyright issues.
The title was coined by Henry James, I'm not sure he quite meant what I've made of it. The image is mine, and the photo I took of it is quite deliberately blurred