It Could Get Verse

What do you mean it could get verse!
We know that on Twitter, it has to be terse
and wholly agree it could get a lot worse
or we poets know well of the poetic curse

of a line that won’t rhyme;
we may plan how they scan,
but the block and the clock
will put a full stop

to chewing
the cud
no more words
brain stop, thud…

Praying
For…

…in-spir-a-tion

What do you mean?

(This brief ditty was inspired by the Grassman)

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About PoetJanstie

As a young man, John was fit and sporting. Playing Rugby Union for over twenty years, encouraged in the early days by a school that was run on the same lines as Gordonstoun, giving shape and discipline to a sometimes precarious early life. This fitness was enhanced by working part time jobs in farming, as a leather factory packer and security guard, but probably not helped, for a short time, by selling ice cream! His professional working life was spent as a Metallurgical Engineer, Marketing Manager, Export Sales Manager, Implementation Manager and Managing Director of his own company. Thirty five years spent, apparently in a creative desert, raising a family and pursuing a career, probably enriched his experience, because his renaissance, on retirement, realised a hidden creative talent as a blogger and poet. He also enjoys music, with a piano and a forty-five year old Yamaha FG140 acoustic guitar. He sings bass in three singing groups: as a founding member of a mixed voice chamber choir, Fox Valley Voices; a member of one of the top barbershop choruses in the UK, Hallmark of Harmony (the Sheffield Barbershop Harmony Club) and a mixed barbershop quartet, Needle & Fred. He is also a would be (once upon a time) photographer with drawers full of his own history, and an occasional, but lapsed 'film' maker. In his other life, he doubles as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend and Family man. What he writes is autobiographical and very often pins his colours to the mast. In 2013, he completed an anthology of the poetry (including his own) of an international group of nine poets, who met on Twitter. He produced, edited and steered the product of this work, "Petrichor Rising", to publication by Aquillrelle.
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5 Responses to It Could Get Verse

  1. I have nominated your blog for the “Liebster Blog” award. Stop by my blog to see what it’s about, and congratulations! Follow the rules, and nominate 5 other blogs yourself.

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  2. brian says:

    ha. a little fun is never a bad thing…

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    • PoetJanstie says:

      Thanks Craig. I don’t consider it serious poetry; a ditty really, but fun of course inspired by your comment and the general silliness of the whole thing the Twitter group have going on.

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