Category Archives: Inspiring poetry
I remember being absolutely terrified by this poem when I was a child. The poem is ‘The Goblin Market‘ and it was written 1859 by Christina Rossetti, sister to Pre Raphaelite Dante Gabriel Rossetti He illustrated the poem for her. The descriptions of these Goblin men still give me the creeps to this day! The poemContinue reading “Goblins! Beware!”
It’s Elementary (Water) Haiku
Handmade Haiku in the rain makes a breakthrough
A beautiful walk
It’s day 6 in my personal challenge to blog every day for a week on Bookstains. I heard a song ages ago. It was one of those songs which just keeps going round and round in your head, but try as you may, you just can’t see to remember where it came from! I couldn’tContinue reading “A beautiful walk”
Tyger, Tyger still burning bright
What I know about tigers could be written on one hand (and I certainly wouldn’t be putting that hand out to one, calling ‘here kitty kitty” ) I’ve had a few tigers by the tail in my time, but here’s a list about what I know about tigers;- they are big cats, they are striped,Continue reading “Tyger, Tyger still burning bright”
The Bronte, Pooh, Poe, Briggs birthday party!
No sooner do I begin writing about one author whose birthday it is, – another pops up! Over the past three days Anne Bronte, A.A. Milne, Raymond Briggs and Edgar Allen Poe have all celebrated birthdays, or to be exact, they have had their birthdays celebrated for them – apart from Raymond Briggs who at 78, is stillContinue reading “The Bronte, Pooh, Poe, Briggs birthday party!”
Happy Belated Birthday Sir Walter Scott!
August 15th was the birthday of Scottish poet, writer and playwright (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832). Scott was a 1st Baronet who wrote poems and historical novels. He has the distinction in being the first english language author to achieve international fame in his own lifetime. Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and the Lady of the Lake still remainContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday Sir Walter Scott!”
A very short post today (day 5 in the blog everyday on bookstains challenge) and I make no apology for featuring another John Cooper Clarke poem. He is one of my favorite poets and has featured in a few posts of mine. This one is called ‘I don’t want to go to Burnley’ and theContinue reading “Johnny Rhymes”
Happy Birthday Emily Bronte!
Today is the birthday of writer and poet Emily Bronte (b.1818 – 1848 Thornton Yorkshire). She was the fifth child of Patrick Branwell and Maria Branwell, parents of the famous Bronte’s of Haworth Yorkshire. Emily wrote poetry and one novel ‘Wuthering Heights‘ before she died in 1848 after catching cold at her brother Branwell’s funeral, refusing allContinue reading “Happy Birthday Emily Bronte!”
It’s the second day of my ‘post each day on Bookstains for a week’ challenge. I came across this poem by Edgar Allan Poe, (1809 – 1849) the American mystery and horror writer. The poem is about Poe first love Annabel Lee and is the last completed poem Poe wrote. The subject, as well asContinue reading “Annabel Lee”