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Parody – Mondays Child

Monday’s child will slap your face, Tuesday’s child is a disgrace, Wednesday’s child stamps on your toe, Thursday’s child just won’t go, Friday’s child is most unforgiving, Saturday’s child won’t work for a living, And as for the child that’s … Continue reading

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Rik Mayall RIP

I’m again saddened to hear of the unexpected demise of one of my childhood heroes (teenage years – see previous post). The one and only Rik Mayall. Much has been said in the outpouring of tributes about his roles in … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle?

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve had a long break from my blogging/publishing efforts. This was mainly due to illness and other pressing family matters, blah, blah, blah – I’ll save you the sob story… But I’m now … Continue reading

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Marathon Man (I hanka for a decent Tanka)

Marathon Man Morning; I awake with stiffness in my lank legs. Yesterdays long run has taken its toll on my ungrateful, ageing body.         I love running and in fact my first blog (now defunct) was dedicated … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane with – Ronnie Barker

I’ve recently been away on holidays – camping with my family near the sea in east Sussex. We had a lovely time, thanks for asking and in many ways it was reminiscent of my own childhood holidays spent under canvas. … Continue reading

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My 1st Bike – a poem for World Poetry Day

I remember vividly getting my very first (& only) ‘new‘ bike as a child. It was a crisp Christmas morning in the mid 1970’s. I hadn’t asked for a bike, mainly as I wasn’t able to ride one, so the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday … to me

It’s my birthday today and unusually for this time of the year in the UK – the weather is lovely! I’m used to having bitter cold winds, rain, snow, sleat, tempest and floods on my birthday, not clear blue skies. … Continue reading

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I was a teenage (mutant ninja) poet

In my teenage years, at home in South Wales, full of angst and acne, alone in my bedroom, I created a poet alter-ego “Dai Verse” and wrote poetry (quite a lot of poetry). I later started to teach myself how … Continue reading

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Small & Neat is no Mean Feat (Brevity v’s Verbosity)

I can thank Mrs Jarman, one of my primary school teachers for introducing me to poetry. She was a real rarity in my childhood – in so far as she was a ‘good’ teacher. Most of the other teachers I … Continue reading

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Who, What, Why…

Who?- My Name is David Sollis, I’m the wrong side of midlife (unless I live to be 160) and I’m a poet of sorts, in so far as I’ve been reading and writing poetry since I was about 8 years … Continue reading

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