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WE WILL STICKLE IT

For each generation, the lyrics that stick are different.

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Guest — Helen Ashley
Thanks for the Bagpuss reminder, Helena. I watched it with my children (born mid to late 70s), and I hope my 17-month-old grandson... Read More
Sunday, 26 July 2015 11:42
Guest — Nell
Ah yes -- Fingerbobs! What a lovely reminder, Helen. Your words are right! You've remembered them precisely. https://en.wikiped... Read More
Sunday, 26 July 2015 11:53
Guest — christina
Poor Bagpuss is stuffed too. Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo...
Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:51
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WAYWARD BUTTONS

There are people who are collectors, and there are people around whom things collect.

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Guest — Marjorie
I too have a button box, from my mother. It is full of colour from funereal black to shiny pearls, gold rings and fancy shapes an... Read More
Sunday, 19 July 2015 10:23
Guest — Nell Nelson
Such a lovely comment, Marjorie! Thank you, thank you.
Sunday, 19 July 2015 10:30
Guest — Linda Goulden
This made me cry for lots of good reasons, not least my Auntie Jessie's sewing box which opened up into wings revealing a treasure... Read More
Sunday, 19 July 2015 11:04
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CAREFUL, AND DAYS BEING NUMBERED

I spend a lot of time (too much?) thinking about poetry, about what it is, or may be.

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Guest — Helen Ashley
I was at an event the other day and that (cliché) question 'What is poetry?' came up as it often does. And you've just proved how ... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 10:38
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WHAT THE TICKLE RHYME TAUGHT ME

When I was a child, my mother bought me poetry books.

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Guest — Alwyn
Lovely blog, as ever, Helena.
Sunday, 07 June 2015 12:06
Guest — Brigid Sivill
This made me remember Arthur Mee's Treasury - green covered with black and white photographs and poems and bits of non fiction pro... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2015 22:44
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You've reminded me to dig out my own raggedy copy of A Puffin Quartet, which my daughter obviously took to school with her at some... Read More
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:29
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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VOICE

They talk a lot about ‘voice’ in poetry these days, I know.

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Guest — fiona Lesley bennett
Wonderful to read about this and great to now be able to head towards the cd purchase... The poem in the ear, the poem in the head... Read More
Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:38
Guest — Davina
A wonderful entry into how the similes and language - and the human voice - come together. I agree that you need to experienc... Read More
Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:00
Guest — Nell Nelson
Thank you Fiona -- that's really interesting. Hadn't visited your site before, though there seems to be something amiss with your ... Read More
Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:02
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O ROSE, THOU ART SICK!

Last week I bought a climbing rose from Aldi for £1.99.

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Guest — Rosie Miles
That St Thomas's Gospel quote is potent. As is Clare Best's post. Thanks for that. One of the things I love about poets is how cr... Read More
Sunday, 19 April 2015 10:56
Guest — Helen Ashley
I hesitate to comment on Blake's poem, because I'm open to being accused of perverted thinking. But in the end I'm going ahead, be... Read More
Sunday, 19 April 2015 11:16
Guest — Simon R. Gladdish
Dear Nell A week ago we bought a nice-looking melon from Intermarche which started to rot the following day. The moral, I suppose... Read More
Sunday, 19 April 2015 11:37
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