There’s something rather special about writing within the constraints of a strict metre and rhyme. I inevitably start off saying one thing but, in a strange way, the constrictions lead me to say something quite different and often better. If you haven’t tried it then you should... at least once!
Some of my best blogging friends are among the winners below. I love visiting their blogs so I’m going to include their blog links with my presentation so you can enjoy them to. And so....
Susan Flett Swiderski who blogs at I think; therefore, I Yam
Duncan D. Horne who you’ll find at Our Home Called Kuantan. Duncan used to live in my very own Leicester, UK, but he's now loving living in Malaysia.
Jo who blogs at Gap Years The Book and will shortly be making a guest appearance on my blog to talk about her latest scary trek in Nepal (you can find out all about it in her book Hidden Tiger Raging Mountain.)
Delores who you can find at The Feathered Nest
Julie a lovely friend from Empty Nest Insider
Anne who blogs at Is Anyone There? and who has become a firm friend thanks to Twitter.
Lauren who is a new visitor to my blog and has her own blog at Book in the Oven
Amy who blogs at The Green Bathtub (I just love some of these blog names! Must start asking people why.)
Joanne who you’ll find at Word Splash
And last but (as they say) by no means least, the lovely Robyn who blogs at Life by Chocolate. Even when life turns tough for Robyn, her blog posts still brighten my day.
I hope you won't be waiting until next year's National Poetry Day to write another poem. In fact, I think you should take a chocolate, help yourself to a glass or two and pen a poem now... and don't forget to share it with us!