National Poetry Day October 3rd 2013

03rd October 2013
In honour of National Poetry Day I am posting an image from Briar Ridge Books very own poetic, visual verse book "Shirelands". This particular verse I actually wrote myself and then the lovely Hilary Jane Jones edited it for all the poetry rhyming and grammatical errors that my english tutors used to tear their hair out over.

Bet they never thought I would be producing my own books. I wonder where they are now? I would be delighted to see their faces on seeing I have achieved exactly what I set out to do all those years ago.

Whirling Dervish

White water rapids thunder by:
My tripod is about to fly!
It looked so shallow to begin,
Now water’s crept above my shin:
If I’m not careful we’ll all go
Into the foaming water flow.

No pooh-stick games for me today,
The current would tear them away.
Oh help! My feet are losing grip,
The stones below are far too slick:
Time for me to turn around
Before I fall and look a clown!



National Poetry Day: 'Water, water everywhere'

‘Water’ is the subject of this year’s National Poetry Day, Thursday 3 October, inspired by Coleridge’s mariner’s famous cry: “Water, water, everywhere”. This year, bringing liquid refreshment to all parts of the UK, there will be poetry readings, launches, prizes, performances and happenings.

For all that is going on today all over the UK and obviously in the capital check out. www.national poetryday.co.uk

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