Category Archive: Poetry

Jun 16

Poetry from our Members

Poetry from our Members Lanzarote Creative Writing Group A poem written specially for one of our monthly Poetry Evenings where we present prose, song and poetry from our members You are gift from the universe So diverse, at times supportive, reassuring a conduit for love In our grief, laying on a casket of a loved …

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May 14

Winter and Spring.

Winter and Spring. Through my window gazing at the rain and the snow Feeling the chill when the east winds do blow. The monochrome sky a requiem to summer long gone A nostalgic recall of the warmth of the sun Days grow shorter without a care For mere mortals who the darkness must bear Summer …

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Apr 27

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE Soft sea shimmers in the sun  Sleepy sunbeds face the sea Such a sparkling sultry sigh But there’s more to see than shore.  Leave your sunbeds, leave the sea Glorious landscape lies within Gloopy lava, lunar like  Lonely lookouts, looming cliffs.  Caverns, castles, culture too Creative crafts,  contemporary arts Come you must by cycle, …

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Apr 05

Workshop facilitated by Norman Warwick

Workshop facilitated by Norman Warwick For Lanzarote Creative Writing Group 10th March 2017 all following created after read-around and discussion of IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT THE MOON  by Paul Simon See Group Session: Workshop: A Song About The Moon  TIME TRAVELS an ensemble work by LCWG   Time passes through the …

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Feb 23

A New Tide

A New Tide A poem by one of our members: There is a new tide washing on our shores Floating shattered souls our way A flotsam of broken dreamsAnd we are so afraid So afraid of the loss of hope So afraid of the hungry eyes So afraid that we too will be washed away …

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Jan 28

A LITTLE BIT OF ROCHDALE IN LANZAROTE

A LITTLE BIT OF ROCHDALE IN LANZAROTE   by Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   Three contributors to our aata pages also contributed to A Pint And A Poem Night on Lanzarote recently. It was a barely disguised attempt to recreate a Sunday Night At The Baum, free trade if you like, in these post Brexit-vote …

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Aug 23

Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon   If you suffer that sore affliction That comes with a profound addiction To the drug that adjusts your social attitudes Increases your social platitudes The harbinger of the temporary smile Changes the mindset though only for a fleeting while When your life’s problems become too much Loneliness, despair, malcontent and such …

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Jul 20

Ghost Story: a poem

Ghost Story: A poem   As a response to the Writing Session brief ‘Write a ghost story‘ I decided on an impulse to try it as a poem:   Late, unlamented… The first time he saw, from the corner of his eye, The light in the mirror, he didn’t know why, But he found himself …

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May 12

Ghost Stories: Writing Group Session

Ghost Stories: Writing Group Session   Before the session members should read ‘Writing Ghost Stories‘ for ideas and suggestions which they may find helpful. As well as short stories and longer novels, spooky stories lend themselves well to poetry. Poetry allows the use of enigmatic and allusive passages through figurative  language; similes and metaphor, personification, …

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Feb 22

HOLY WAR by Chris Want

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  HOLY WAR by Chris Want     I’d spent the night in the watch house Damp of foot, driven mad by louse Longing for light, yet when it came Battle commenced, always the same. Pure Hell this was, day after day. Yet for us there was no other way.   ***   Religious leaders …

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