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Poodles and puddles

Started Feb 27, 2012 0 Replies

Poodles and puddlesWhat do poodles and puddles have in common?Well they are very much the sameBecause poodle is the German nameFor a puddleAnd this little muddleIs caused because a pudelIs a shorter…Continue

Tags: verse

Guardian Poem of the week: The Cuckoo Song

Started Jun 1, 2011 0 Replies

As we are welcoming the winter, the UK is welcoming its summer. And what better way than remembering one of its oldest poems? This is a great article from the Guardian which focuses on the poems…Continue

Polish writer Zbigniew Herbert, poet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Lowe Nov 5, 2011. 3 Replies

Sydney Morning Herald article worth reading: Time to pause. Let the  electronic flicker and throes of modern life fade, let the volume die down. Too much reality is passing itself off as reality.…Continue

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Started May 18, 2011 0 Replies

RUSummer day?URQT!WindPITASummerSOTI of Hvn 2 hotSun dimsBut fade not U4 everAs long as I’s can CLY4E.[Just in case PITA = pain in the ass; SOT = short on time; LY4E = love you for ever]Continue

Tags: to, a, summer's, day?, thee


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About larking about

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 14:28 6 Comments

Modern life can be so busy and serious. We work long hours during the week and spend the weekends doing housework or chasing around after children or family. We do need to stop, relax and even do some frivolous things. It might seem like a strange thing to suggest but we should look to the lark to inspire us. The lark is found all over the…


There once was a Limerick maker named Lear ...

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 17:00 3 Comments

This year marks the bicentenary of Edward Lear’s birth in 1812 (he died in 1888). He is most famous for his comic verse for children of which many were limericks. However, Lear never called his verse limericks as the word was first used after his death. No one is quite sure where it comes from.

Limericks are…


William Safire and twenty rules for writers

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 17:02 2 Comments

William Lewis Safire (17 December 1929 – 27 September 2009) was an American author, presidential speechwriter, and political columnist for the New York Times. He started his career in public relations in 1955 and while working for Richard Nixon, set up the famous "Kitchen Debate” in Moscow in 1959 between Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev.…


You can't be a swashbuckler without a sword!

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 16:53 0 Comments

A swashbuckler is a brave and flamboyant person that engages in daring and romantic adventures. We have always loved best our film swashbucklers who fight evil, endlessly rescue their significant others and save their less brave compatriots from certain death with lots of derring-do.

Even though we should recognise all…


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At 6:58 on March 5, 2011, Adrian Wiggins said…
Hi Tim, and welcome to the Sydney Poetry social site.

I've gotten a bit behind with the welcome notes, but it looks like you've already found your way around.

This is a social site built by the poets (and friends) of Sydney (and surrounds) for the poets (and friends) of Sydney (and surrounds).

You can:
  • add poetry events, photos and videos to the site,
  • write blog posts, or start topics in the forum,
  • add your own poetry to the site in the Member's Poetry section,
  • invite poets (and teachers, readers, writers, performers) you know to join,
  • comment on just about everything, or
  • just keep an eye on what's happening.
This being a social site the more we all do here the more interesting it becomes for everyone.

There's no membership fee and no middlewoman – there is though just a bit of moderation to keep it clean and on-topic.

It's great to see you're already getting involved with the discussions & I hope you continue to enjoy the site.

Best wishes,
At 8:54 on February 14, 2012, Adrian Wiggins said…

Hi Tim

Thank you for your contribution to the Sydney Poetry Prize. With your donation we're now able to offer a second $100 Highly Commended prize to members.

Best wishes,


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