NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 27 – Road Tested Poem

New poem for a new week…the final week of NaPoWriMo 2015…

 

road

Road Tested Poem

We’re not at home,
We’re not at work,
We’ve got no chores
To drive us berserk

We’re staying away,
Relaxed and well rested,
With plenty of time for wordplay,
Literally road tested

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 26 – ‘Roger McGough’s Words Re-imagined’

 Today’s poetic addition to NaPoWriMo 2015.

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Roger McGough’s Words Re-imagined

Roger McGough once said;
“If windows are the eyes of the soul,
Are eyelids the window cleaners?”

Wise words from the head
Of a poet with a goal,
Although this one prefers
To utter:
“The eyelid is the shutter!”

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 25 – Comet’s Tail

Today is Day 25 of NaPoWriMo 2015…

comet's tail

This poem was inspired by the successful landing of a robot probe on Comet 67P by the European Space Agency (12.11.14). It got me thinking about comets…

Comet’s Tail

Come
Observe
My
Explosive
Tail
Streaking

Turbulently
Away
Invitingly
Luminescent

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 24 – Scribbled Words

Today’s contribution…

Pen

Scribbled Words

Will these words rise,
Phoenix-like, from the page?
Will they make you smile or frown?
Will they sooth, placate or enrage?
I don’t know,
I’ve just scribbled them down

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 23 – Seagulls

Today’s poem for NaPoWriMo 2015…

This poem was inspired by this image taken by the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, in Scotland in 1977, that I first saw at an exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery in 1984…

Josef Koudelka seagull Scotlab

© Josef Koudelka 1977

Seagulls

Shadows
Ebullient
Above
Gliding
Underneath
Listless
Luminous
Skies

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 22 – ‘Sugar-free’

Today’s poem…

Sugar-free red

Inspired by the broadcast of latest series of ‘The Apprentice’ TV show with Alan Sugar, which ‘aired’ as I wrote this. This is the mellow version; there is a vitriolic version too!

Sugar-free

Alan Sugar
You’re not sweet
You’re not a bloke
I’d care to meet

I don’t take sweetener in my tea
I like to taste mine
Sugar-free

And if you ask me
“One lump or two?”
Then I just might
Lump one on you

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 21 – Poetic

Today’s poetic effort for NaPoWriMo 2015 was conceived for National Poetry Day back in October of last year. This year’s NPD is on 8 October.

Poetic

Poetic

Poetry

Of

Emotive

Texture

Inspires

Creativity

 

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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