Poetry Olympics – Join In!

My poem in the latest edition of Countdown, 100 years of School Magazine.

My poem, illustrated by Tony Flowers, in the latest edition of Countdown. 100 years of School Magazine. Could this have been an Olympic gold medal winner…? ūüėČ

Who knew that poetry used to be an Olympic sport? From 1912-1948, Olympians competed in The Arts, which included architecture, sculpture, painting, music and … literature. Medals were awarded for works inspired by sport. In fact, founder of the Modern Olympic, Baron Pierre de Coubertin is a previous gold medal winner, with his poem, ‘Ode to Sport’ (1912) written under the pen-names Georges Hohrod and M. Eschbach.¬†For the musicality of it, I like stanza VI, ¬†but IX sums up the heart of the Olympics.¬† Continue reading

Fear Not – Trimeric

During Month of Poetry 2014, I discovered the trimeric, a¬†beautiful form of poetry to write because it almost washes over you in waves, developing each line further. This is one that I share¬†with people when they’re faced with uncertainty, grief, or illness. They’re not really my words. But I find great comfort and reassurance in each of these Bible promises.

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Thank-you Elizabeth for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday at¬†Elizabeth¬†Steinglass‚Ä®.