Posts Tagged ‘Poetry

31
Mar
08

Poetry-next-the-Sea – 2008 Festival

Behind the quay at Wells-next-the-sea, with view to the harbour mouth. For more information see the Wikipedia article Wells-next-the-Sea.Image from WikipediaThe Poetry-next-the-Sea 2008 will take place on 2nd – 4th May 2008, and includes poetry readings and workshops and an open floor event. Directions to Wells-next-the-Sea from google maps can found HERE.

Contributors to the festival include:

Roger Lloyd Pack and Dame Gillian Beer;
Graham Ashworth;
cellist Eileen Ashmead;
Jack Underwood;
Sam Riviere;
Nathan Hamilton;
Agnes Lehoczky
and many others.

Booking is now open. To book tickets please pick up a brochure from a local library, or contact Susan Marshall on suzy948@btinternet.com

Telephone 01328 711813.

Festival season ticket, for all events except workshops £36 or priced individually.

See Festival Website for more details HERE.

19
Feb
08

Slam Poetry

I have only just discovered the joy of Podcasts.

Check out The IndieFeed Perfomance Poetry Channel at iTunes

Is there no limits to what you can do on the internet.

08
Dec
07

Rundown Britain

Rundown Britain

Lowestoft. Britain’s most easterly town,
The sign boasts as you cross the South border
Just before you see how much it’s run-down.

Police show no signs of keeping order.
With littered streets and rusty park railing,
Graffiti walls the signs of disorder.

Bare shops, local economy ailing,
Screaming for urban regeneration.
Even the charity shops are failing.

Symptoms of flunking administration,
Who hire expensive consultants who claim
They can save us from annihilation
And take the money and run with no shame.
I’m sure the most westerly town’s the same.

— John Nixon 2007.

Rate this Poem @ GotPoetry.com

07
Dec
07

TANKA

I have enjoyed writing the haiku’s, so I thought I would stretch my self a little more and write a Tanka or two. Here’s the first:

Rejection.

“I love you deeply”,
His tremulous voice withers.
She shrugs, turns and leaves.
Her silhouette melds into
The horizon as she walks.

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16
Oct
07

Daily Haiku for Tuesday

Fiery coloured leaves
Dance to the tune of the wind
In haphazard twists.

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15
Oct
07

Daily Haiku for Monday

Autumn is here, an
Inspiration to poets
Owed to the west wind.

— John Nixon 2007.

Rate this Poem @ GotPoetry.com

14
Oct
07

Daily Haiku

A haiku is a Japanese lyric form which encapsulates a single impression of a natural object or scene in seventeen syllables arranged in three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Writing a haiku every day trains your attention and your ability to capture a moment in a succinct form. So here is the first of my daily haiku:

Seagulls mocking call
Draws you to a pale blue sky.
I smile and wonder …

    — John Nixon 2007.