Poems

The Rhyme of Kate-la-Dime

The Rhyme of Kate-la-Dime

The girl they call Kate-la-Plate, Jumped right on to a roller skate. She rolled herself down the hillside, Shouting and screeching: ‘watch out, mate!’ But keeping her balance all the way, Until her wheels got stuck in a grate. The […]

We Peculiar Creatures

We Peculiar Creatures

What peculiar creatures are we. They say we descend from monkeys. Lost our hair and our tails, Brush our teeth, cut our nails, Dream of holidays on safari. What peculiar creatures are us. They say we’re all made from stardust. […]

The Consolations of Being 30

The Consolations of Being 30

This is a poem I wrote recently to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Tracy Buys. Saying that, I think it is true enough for all, whether looking back on bring 30 or still looking forward to it… It’s time to […]

The 140 Rubaiyat: Poems for Twitter

The 140 Rubaiyat: Poems for Twitter

The ruba’i is a poetic form of olden times, Lines 1, 2 & 4 must rhyme, Popular in Persia in the 11th Century, Most famously by Omar Khayyam. Choosing to twitter or to tweet, Is a thoroughly modern conceit, You […]