Poetry

Silly little desks

at school,

lecture halls,

stuffed

with stuffy, boring people,

boasting erroneous

cleverness,

for finding

a hidden meaning,

when there was none.

Teachers preaching

about onomatopoeia,

sibilant sounds

and atmosphere,

syllables

carefully counted

and recounted

in raps, rants and raves.

Eminem, secretly

wanted on the syllabus,

so those sat at

the silly little desks –

at school,

might find poetry ‘cool’,

and the stuffy

boring people

will begin to appreciate

‘stuff’,

discover

they will understand

the poet better,

if they cease dissecting

the poems

and enjoy them

for what they are:

Poetry.

 

 

Atlas of Clouds

I am so excited!  There are many poets that I openly admire, but few that I worship like Paul F. Lenzi.  When one reads Paul’s poetry, it is no small wonder his website (https://poesypluspolemics.com/) has over eleven thousand followers and has received more than a quarter of a million page views.

Paul is not only a gifted poet, but a kind and considerate advocate for many other writers.  I am blessed to be among those he has actively encouraged and supported.  People like Paul (and Polly Stretton) have made me a better poet and given me opportunities I would not have imagined possible.  Heck, I write good poetry because I read GREAT poetry, you can read some by getting your hands on ‘Atlas of Clouds’ or any of the other superb collections from Paul F. Lenzi: https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Clouds-Chapbook-Paul-Lenzi-ebook/dp/B01M6E60S5

Best wishes from Baldy

The Amazing Lost Man

 

Ben Parker, the reigning poet in residence at Worcester’s Swan Theatre (and former poet in residence at The Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain) has recently had a collection of poetry published!  I first met Ben at the beginning of the year, a gentleman in my eyes; and a gifted poet.

When I saw Mr Parker perform poetry from his collection ‘The Amazing Lost Man’ at a recent Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe Speakeasy, I had to get a copy.  Signed, ‘To Baldy, with love’, I am chuffed to further bow my bookshelves with Ben’s offering.

Published by Eyewear Publishing, you can get your copy of ‘The Amazing Lost Man’ here:

The Amazing Lost Man

Best wishes from Baldy