A was an Apple Pie

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A was an apple pie B bit it. C cut it. D dealt it. … and so on The rhyme goes back at least to the eighteenth century and has always intrigued me -all those verbs, all those things to be done with an apple pie. Sandy Brownjohn suggests the alphabet as a manageable frame … Continue reading A was an Apple Pie

Writing it down

Sometimes you can have lots of ideas for poems and stories but it’s hard to write them all down. It may be hard to hold that long pencil. You may not be able to form all the letters. You may not know how to spell words. And it can be exhausting to have to think … Continue reading Writing it down

What you need to be warm

Here is a video which we must share with you. A perfect poetic collaboration between the wonderful Neil Gaiman (writer and Goodwill Ambassador) and the UN Refugee Agency UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAHEQ-KiDI4&feature=emb_logo So what do yo need to be warm? Write your own list. What do you physically need? What do you mentally need to feel warmth? … Continue reading What you need to be warm

Spangles

In his poem, [little tree] https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47304/little-tree, e e cummings imagines the spangles that sleep all year in a dark box dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine, the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads Today, we are thinking of spangles from the year. You can write about things from the year … Continue reading Spangles

mixed feelings…

… I am……            over the moon                            under a cloud on top of the world                            kinda blue                            walking on air                            happy as the cat who got the cream like a bear with a sore head broken-hearted cheesed off bored to tears like a fish out of water like a cat on hot bricks a bit hot under … Continue reading mixed feelings…