Category: Poetry

  • A video of my visit to Vik Muniz’s exhibition “Portraits of Garbage”

    A video of my visit to Vik Muniz’s exhibition “Portraits of Garbage”

    It’s hard to believe it was 2012 when I saw Vik Muniz’ Portraits of Garbage exhibition at the CAC Malaga. I made a video!

  • Two poems …

    Two poems …

    I attempted a couple of poetry styles – an ‘echo’ poem and a ‘diamante’ poem …

  • Cento

    Cento

    From the Latin word for “patchwork,” the cento (or collage poem) is a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets. Though poets often borrow lines from other writers and mix them in with their own, a true cento is composed entirely of lines from other sources. Early examples can be found in the work of Homer and Virgil. Quite good company, huh?!

  • Oscar

    Oscar

    Here’s a poem abut one of my cats…

  • Haiku

    Haiku

    A haiku is a 3-line poem with 17 syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Thought I’d give it a bash!

  • En Ronda

    En Ronda

    This poem was inspired by a photograph of a building awning I saw in September 2007, in Ronda, Southern Spain. The huge photo depicted some famous local bullfighters…

  • Spoon

    Spoon

    Here’s a ‘concrete poem’ I wrote. Concrete, pattern, or shape poetry is … “poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme, and so on. Judge for yourself if I managed it!

  • Sonnet

    Sonnet

    This poem was inspired by watching tv adverts showing shiny, happy people buying nice sofas, immediately followed by ‘Warzone’. ‘Warzone’ was a Channel 5 documentary series following the lives of British servicemen and women at Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan. Amongst the team was a fire crew, who had put out a plane fire..