Sometimes I write nonsense poems


Sometimes when I am beginning a new manuscript it feels best in rhyme. Sometimes is doesn’t. Sometimes what I think is a rhyming manuscript is actually a story in verse or simply a poem. Sometimes it is hard to decide.

I am delighted that one of my nonsense poems is ‘Poem of the day,’ on the AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S POETRY BLOG. Here is the link to ‘Gordon’s having a growth spurt’:

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To read the rest of the poem click on the following link:


PS: I pretend I am Pam Ayres and read it in her Berkshire (England) accent. You can hear her recite one of her own poems here: Oh. I wish I’d looked after my teeth



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