‘The Listeners’ by Walter de La Mare

One of my favorite childhood poets is Sir Walter de la Mare.  the first poem which we had to memorise at school was ‘Five Eyes’ and to this day, I still remember it line for line. De La Mare was born at Charlton, Kent, England 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956.  He came from  quite aContinue reading “‘The Listeners’ by Walter de La Mare”

Haiku poetry ‘Sunsplashed’

Haiku is traditionally Japanese poetry consisting of three lines which do not rhyme . There are 5 moras (sounds/syllables in the 1st and 3rd line and 7 in the middle. Some refer to the subject matter as a small window providing a view of a larger screen. Haiku origins can be traced back to theContinue reading “Haiku poetry ‘Sunsplashed’”

I Really could sit in a chair all day

I was reminded of this poem today.  I wrote it ages ago as an experimental piece. It was inspired by  Vincent Van Gogh’s  1888 painting.  I think the original idea for the poem is that in my inertia.  I slowly morph into an actual chair!   I could sit in a chair all day, IContinue reading “I Really could sit in a chair all day”

American Gothic and the Hot Meat Pie

I wrote this short poem years ago for a poetry competition I was running on here.  It seems appropriate to republish it today because it is the birthday of the artist  American Regionalist Grant Wood (1891-1942). Here are the other posts that I wrote about him and the Regionalists over on my  other blog EchostainsContinue reading “American Gothic and the Hot Meat Pie”