Reviewing my debut attempt at National Poetry Writing Month.
A cento poem taking lines from the classic works of five men and five women.
On the theme of ‘vision’, I decided to shut my right eye and describe the imagery from my lazy left.
A ‘Golden Shovel’ poem taken from the excellent We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks.
In the absence of the London Marathon, I wrote a poem about enduring the UK lockdown.
A list poem about things I collect, i.e. football stadiums.
I felt very uncomfortable with the Conservative Party’s sudden love for the NHS during the Coronavirus crisis, so I thought I’d highlight their hypocrisy.
A sonnet in Shakespeare’s style to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.
My first kenning (or riddling, abstract descriptions) poem.
Three random searches on Wikipedia later and a poem was born!