‘There is sufficient for each man’s need but not for each man’s greed.’
Gwyn also contributed a villanelle called: Let not your anger… This was a textbook poem, keeping to a ten-syllable line and strict meters. It’s a good piece with a traditional, rather classical voice. Stylistically it reminded me of Victorian or Edwardian poetry, written with an understanding of technique - the text held a noble sentiment, which was about controlling one’s temper and not letting anger get the better of us.
Liz wrote a Cinquain about how winter transforms her garden for the worse. Without its customary flowers and fragrance her garden seems like a foreign land.
Jenni wrote a witty poem called: Bedtime Blues. In this piece she describes how her family was ripped off when they bought their new bed. The bed is so uncomfortable that it has a number of nicknames, ‘the bed of doom,’ ‘monolith’ and my personal, all-time favorite – ‘The Rock!’ This poem’s a load of fun and I’m hoping that Jenni will read it at next Chinwag on the 6th March.
As my contribution - I read my long poem: The House of the Beehive, which is loosely inspired by Italio Calvino's short story by the same title.