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.
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
Trigger warning. Once upon a time, children pretended to play with guns... Image source www.picturesofengland.com Photographer ED, No known copyright issues.
The Futura was a concept car, but there are images of some on line. Many say the original and best Batmobile was modelled on it... but that's no more mad than taking a trip out to to watch atomic bomb tests, is it? Collage made by me from CC0 items.
I love a good storm, except if I'm 30,000 feet up in a long metal cigar tube with wings. Brontal is a nonce-word, made up for the nonce by me. A back-formed adjective from the prefix bronto- meaning "thunder". There, can't even say you were sorry you asked, because I told you first. image is CC0 Public Domain from PXhere.com
Good luck finding the book, I haven't written it yet. Image created by Author.
Another sixteen lines of clumsy metaphor Image source SnappyGoat.com : free for non-commercial use
It's not about anything much. image taken by Judy Gallagher. Licence CC BY 2.0 Source: Wikipedia.
No-one is always pessimistic. Not even me. Image created by author from PD elements from wiki commons.
Boring, I shouldn't bother if I were you. Image (unfortunately) is author's own in more than one sense.
It's not about rhetoric... Image is from DeutscheFotothek an archive of photographic material from the former DDR licence CC-SA 3.0 Germany
No, I'm not explaining this one, you'll work it out. CC-SA 4.0 Original Image by Krzysztof Golik
I learned something from @LevParikian (Twitter's premier Twitcher if you're interested in birds) this morning. So, as is my wont, I went off on a tangent and wrote this. Image licence is CC-BY SA2.5 source Wikipedia photographer Andreas Trepte.
Ahh...nostalgia. It's always the music, isn't it? Image author's own, as for its subject, Go Ask Alice...
You're probably thinking how dare he? And you're probably right. However, I don't care. Image source is Wikipedia... In Public Domain.
A short poem about things that happened two-thirds of a lifetime ago... image source picclick.com no known copyright issues.
Bank Holiday walk on the Northumbrian Coast. Image source: geography.co.uk. Licence CC- BY SA 2.0 photographer MikeatSeahouses
About nine lines. Shocking, isn't it? image used under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) photo by Richard Mortel source, Flicker.com
If you don't know how to do it, I'll show you how to ... Not about anything really. Image (and dog) author's own.
about nothing much. image used in acc. w/ CC2.0 by SA source Flicker Image still capture from video by P K
Belisarius is the name of a Roman general... the appropriate myth concerns a blind beggar Image is from wiki commons no known copyright issues.
One of those desiderata things. I made the image at canva.com (I know, quality design, eh?)
You don't know ____ Image is from Wikipedia commons. Originally posted by Gon on fr.wikipedia. Licence is CC-SA 3.0
Going to a wedding tomorrow... Every gets soppy, even me. Image free for non-c use source: clipart.com
Not the name of a minor Shakespearean character, but the genus Linnaeus first applied to ostriches, which once upon a time was applied to the Emu and later not. Escaped common ostriches in Australia have established feral populations. Image from pixhere.com and doctored by me.
Odd what you think about when you walk a dog. Image is from Elland C.C. website. I've asked them and they don't mind.
Over a very busy weekend, I managed to attend an exhibition match which was held as a tribute to a former comrade-in-arms, a fellow rugby player, who died recently. Servicemen are sentimental, and so are rugby players. Anyway, I wrote this for me, and for anyone who was there, in body or spirit. Picture is ©Garlands 2021
Inspired by a visit to the Prado on my 50th Birthday. Image source wikipedia commons Such a beautiful thing to be in the public domain...
This is for all the gang in Jersey who kicked the proverbial out of it last weekend, as we always do. image under licence Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) image from https://www.flickr.com/photos/94775792 @N00 Daryn Nakhuda
I always write something on National Poetry Day. This is this year's. Image taken by Humphrey Bolton, source: Wikipedia, licence: CC by 2.0
Nostalgic, twee and sentimental. No, you're quite right, best ignored. Image is free to use: created by Ixan Sinsuke, source pngitem.com
I thought about explaining this one, but no, I'n not going to. image from pxfuel.com free for non commercial use.
No, it isn't really about marbles Image source; David Dalgliesh Sr, via pinterest.com permission sought https://pin.it/78umPum
A poem about guitars. That's it. This guitar is an Eastwood Saturn 63 Image source Pinterest no known copyright issues
About nothing at all, really. Image source wiki commons. licence CC-SA 3.0 photographer Noer kyani
here are a pome Original image source pxhere CC0 fiddled with by me using GIMP.
Ha... for lots of straight guys, THIS is the love that dare not speak its name. The irreality of it all is what makes it... well, great. Image author's own created with canva.com
No, you'll have to work it out. Image is from Wikipedia commons, licence CC-by SA 2.0
Well, I did. Picture Author's own. Of the day when I thought it really was over. L to R : Me, Anatolij Kvotchur Russian Test Pilot, American pilot of B2 Stealth bomber at an Airshow in 1993. I was Kvotchur's interpreter.
Hullen Edge (also Hullenedge) is named after the holly prevalent along the ridge/escarpment/whatever. Image is from here Permission requested
We have all seen these hands, sometimes on the end of our own arms. Or our mothers'. Image free for non-commercial use from Pixabay.com
Gallium aparine : Bobby Buttons, cleavers, catchweed, whippysticks: so many names. Sticky Willy is my favourite. I spent summer once with cousins in Govan. We did actually see the countryside, it was a bus ride away and guess who got "sticky wullie" stuck on the back of his jumper. Other than that, I made it all up - but you knew that anyway. Image is PD from wiki commons.
It's about... whatever. Can't use the picture used for inspiration, so I made my own from available pd elements
We bet, Pascal and I, all the d i a m o n d s raining on Jupiter and Saturn that something is out there. He glories in uncertainty, I in its opposite...
Recipe: Ingredients 1 x Magazine article with click-baity title 1 x Completely unrelated memory 1 x obligatory Schroedinger's Cat Reference Method Free write. Break up the lines, arrange them on paper or screen in as allegorical a scheme of shapes as possible. Half-bake only on Regulo 3 and a quarter until it starts to smell bad. Image created by author from PD elements at canva.com
It's a puzzle, alright. Image is CC-SA 3.0 from wikicommons and taken by @Ershilipu
Title is the that of an old BeBop Deluxe song. You could do worse than look them up. Bill Nelson is a Yorkshireman. Events in this poem are invented, as all the best ones are. Image free for non-c use source pexels.com
Did you write it? I don't believe in him upstairs either. Whatever the book says. Image created at canva from pd elements.