Inheritance Copyright © Thraves Thraveson 2011
Father to son, father to son
Go wealth and title and land
With minimal gifts to the daughter
The Nationʼs Favourite Poems Copyright © R J Whiting 2011
Reprinted in ‛97, (eleven times)
Eleven times! And you threw me on the grass;
Nice tarpaulin though, green, mud-veneered
Perspective Copyright © Jen Overett 2011
Passing moments or a lifetime?
I see less difference now,
And thereʼs a peace to learning, as we should,
Yesterdayʼs News Copyright © R J Whiting
The train shatters through the arteries of London;
An avant-garde steel band of hisses and creaks;
Neon insects alight on faces and forms
Finding Focus Copyright © R J Whiting
Tomorrow, theyʼd promised
To head for the coast…
Coins dropped in metallic rhyme.
Ron Copyright © Sally Warrell 8 May 2011
Your smile breaking like champagne,
Blue eyes dancing behind frames;
You owned your grand six feet.
Defence of Cats and Dogs Copyright Â© Colin Whyles 2011
All you inclined to defend a cat
should pause and take a look at what
a cat will do when in a spat.
Don't Miss Me Copyright Â© Colin Whyles 2011
Don't miss me when I die; use me well.
A square metre of skin will tan
to make a fetching leather hat,
Lunch Copyright © Rob Lock 2011
After the soup, enhanced by a spoonful of booze,
came the cheese and instead of one of the blues
that youʼd usually choose
Seismography Copyright © Rob Lock 2011
The quartet are playing in the village hall,
the first violinistʼs face a liquid display
recording, bar by bar, the shifts, peaks -