#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Rain’

#RubyTubeDay YouTube video of ‘Rain’

Rain.

There’s a hole in the sole
of my shoe.
There’s a hole where the water
seeps through.

And the coat that I’m wearing’s
so thin.
I can feel where the water
gets in.

And the hat on my head’s
a disgrace.
So the water it runs down
my face.

Then my gloves they are tatty
and torn.
So the water, like ice – stings
like thorns.

My whole body is withered
and old.
No wonder, this rain, makes
me cold.

Thank you for Visiting
Happy Reading

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Chocolate Treats’

#RubyTubeDay YouTube video of ‘Chocolate Treats’

Chocolate Treats
Here is a list
of chocolate treats,
from savoury
to sickly sweet.
How about some
ginger crumble?
Or try our sticky
Turkish mumble.
Perhaps white frothy
lemon tickle,
sprinkled with
choc cherry pickles?
Try chocolate with
our hazelnut fizz,
or maybe with
a raspberry whizz.
Lavender honey,
with a chocolate haze.
Or buttercup bon bons
for sunny days.
Our chocolate
pomegranate pips,
are sharp and tasty
on your lips.
Chocolate lavender
rainbow kisses,
or delicate fluffy
choc rhubarb wishes.
Try chocolate with
some rosemary and thyme,
sprinkled with
a dash of lime.
Pinky white chocolate
is our violet frost.
With crystallised petals,
it looks embossed.
Chocolate thread
through a maple crackle,
is an easy dish
to tackle.
Or if your tooth
is not so sweet,
why not try
a savoury treat?
Cheddar cheese
is sure to please,
when wrapped up
in a chocolate breeze.
Or perhaps a chocolate
covered brie,
washed down with our
chocolate and blackberry tea.
A delicate white chocolate
yarrow parfait,
is not only tasty,
but keeps sickness at bay.
To encourage sleep
within a blink,
wild parsnip in
a chocolate drink.
Will help to lull you
into sleep,
without the need
to count those sheep.
Now close your eyes
and visualise
our mini chocolate
butterflies.

Copyright © Rose English April 2018

Hope you enjoyed this little list of chocolate treats.

Happy Reading.

Thank You for visiting

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#NationalPoetryDay 25th Anniversary

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Celebrate Poetry on Thursday 3rd October 2019

Today is the 25th Anniversary of #NationalPoetryDay to find out more click the banner above. The theme for today is Truth. But we are sharing our great love of poetry and Miss Ruby Heart will be reading some of our poems on her YouTube Channel.

#RubyTubeDay Poetry 01 Nature Shorts

So the first selection of the day is three mini poems 2 in a limerick style. We hope you enjoy them. If you have a limerick share it in the comments below. If you enjoy the YouTube channel please follow and #SpreadTheWord. Thank you.

No Birds.

No birds were there singing this morning,
as the new day around us was dawning.
It’s raining outside,
in their nests they do hide,
snuggled up in their down and just yawning.

Rainbows.

Today I am the soft summer rain,
You are my sweet golden sunshine.
Together we’ll build us a rainbow,
to last, a life time.

The Birds.

I heard the birds singing since dawn.
So I rose from my bed with a yawn,
as I stepped out my door
I said “Please sing some more.
Then I’ll join you for drinks on the lawn”.

Thank you for visiting

Drop back later for more readings

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Have Fun With Children’s Poetry by Leslie Halpern

Childrens #Poetry Blog Share

Oh we LOVE poetry and did you know next week Thursday 3rd October 2019 is #NationalPoetryDay so if we see some great poetry books like these on Wanda’s blog we will share them.

Check out children’s poetry books ‘Silly Sleepytime Poems’ and ‘Poodles & Doodles ~ Poems about Dogs’ by Leslie C. Halpern Available on Amazon. Check out more and some little teasers by clicking the link below. Happy Reading

Wanda Luthman's Children's Books

Have Fun with Children’s
Poetry

By Leslie C. Halpern

When I tell people that I’m president of the Orlando
Area Poets, write children’s poetry books, perform with a poetry ensemble, and once
worked with a Shakespearean acting troupe, they usually roll their eyes and tell
me they don’t like poetry. That’s usually because as children they never
learned to understand the language of poems.

Adults can make poetry fun and educational for children
by introducing age-appropriate poems to youngsters in entertaining ways.
Infants respond to hearing rhymed poems and looking at illustrations. As soon
as a child can speak, he or she can explain what pictures mean and guess what happens
next. By being active listeners, children learn to decode language at an early
age and develop a life-long love of words. Adding sounds effects as you read to
children (such as making funny sounds, reading with an accent, including…

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 05 Part 2

Another new #WIP work in progress from Rose English if you like poetry and nature then these collections are worth checking out.

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Day 05 Camp NaNoWriMo

So I thought I would share with you part of my reason for doing the Camp NaNoWriMo Challenge. It is to create some original prose to go with the poetry I did during my NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Challenge earlier in the year. I absolutely LOVE the cover by JC CLarke.

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Butterflies & Blue Skies ~ Poetry & Prose 2

Synopsis:

Collection of Poetry & Prose, a sequel to ‘Rainbows and Roses’ which is a delightful selection of whimsical short stories, along with a collection of poetry inspired by memories from childhood, the environment, together with a little bit of fun.

In this second volume I am hoping to feature some information on flowers and plants loved by Butterflies and Bees.

Many of the poems that will feature were written during the 2019 NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month)

Excerpt:

190418 Elegy of a Butterfly

Elegy of a Butterfly

Exhausted the…

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