The Homely Ghost

February 5, 2011

This Tuesday’s poem is The H0mely Ghost by Marjory Nicholls.

Among other Tuesday poems linked in the sidebar are:

The geometry of water by Susan Landry

My Father by Andrew Bell which includes these lines:

At all the painful pinnacles of growing
my father was there like a crampon you know will not fail you. . .
That is a stunning simile and a wonderful tribute.

Tuesday’s poem invites

December 29, 2010

This Tuesday’s poem  invites entries for the Caselberg Trust’s inaugural competition.

Among the poems linked in the sidebar which caught my attention are:

Innocent’s Song by Charles Causley.

Bouquet of Dead Flowers by David Eggleton.

Near Morning by Melissa Green.

For Thomas on His First Birthday by Andrew Ball.

 House by Renee Liang.


Cow Poem

November 16, 2010

Tuesday’s poem goes rural this week with Cow Poem by Chris Mansell.

Other Tuesday poems with links in the sidebar include:

Under the Influence by Mary McCallum.

A Manner of Speaking by Clare Beynon.

Rudyard Kipling’s Smuggler’s Song at An Affliction of Poetry took me back to primary school:

If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,
Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie.
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.
Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark –
Brandy for the Parson, ‘Baccy for the Clerk.
Laces for a lady; letters for a spy,
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by!  . .

Then there’s two which are both sad and powerful:

Vesper Sparrow’s How I died and Harvey McQueen’s Life Sentence.


The Hand That Signed the Paper

November 13, 2010

The Hand That Signed the Paper by Dylan Thomas was this Tuesday’s poem.

Among the 0ther Tuesday poets linked in the side bar which caught my eye were:

Ruby the Dark Haired Girl (1887-1997) at Bigger Than Ben Hur.

How to Pour Madness into a Teacup by Abegail Morely at A Writer’s Life.

Influenza at Vesper Sparrow’s Nest.

And Masking Tape’s a Must by Clare Beynon.


The Time of the Giants

October 20, 2010

The Time of the Giants by Anne Kennedy is this Tuesday’s Poem.

Among contributions from other Tuesday poets  are:

 Deep Sea Swimming by Pam Morrison at Cadence.

Harvey McQueen’s Reading Janet Frame at Stoatspring.

Sotto Voce by Clare Beynon at All Finite Things reveal Infinitude.

Thanks by W.A. Merwin at Belinda Hollyer.

Savai’i by Mary McCallum, at O Audacious Book.

And Mariana Isara at Type What You See chose Being the Poem from Walt Whitman’s preface to Leaves of Grass.


Two Photographs

October 10, 2010

Two versions pf  Two Photographs  by Geoffrey Lehmann were chosen for this Tuesday’s poem.

The first is a 1970s one, the second a 2010 one.

Among the links in the side bar is one to Helen Heath’s post on shedding belongings and responses to it.


My Soul’s Companion

September 21, 2010

This Tuesday’s Poem is My Soul’s Companion by Doug Poole.

It’s a prose poem and is accompanied by a painting by the poet’s partner, Penny Howard.

Among the other contributions from Tuesday poets linked in the sidebar are Afterword by Clare Beynon and Harvey’ McQueen’s Unexpected Tui.


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