I received a digital Advance Review Copy of Popcorn Poetry with no obligation to write a favourable review.
There are seventy five new poems in this book. The first one Popcorn Poetry is an amusing explanation of how Brendan Conboy writes poems. The poems are varied with some telling stories and others giving advice. All are rhyming verses.
One is a nonsense poem.
Brendan’s Christian faith is reflected in his poetry, which I enjoyed reading. His enthusiasm for life is demonstrated in his poster (above) and in his poetry.
Popcorn Poetry is available as a paperback or a Kindle edition. The poem Popcorn Poetry may be read on the Amazon website. The book was published on 22 August and is being launched online on 13th September.
My social life at present is enhanced by the online groups I have joined. One of these is a poetry group, which meets once a month. There is an optional challenge to write a poem on a theme. The poems are read aloud at the next meeting.
The theme for our March meeting, which falls in the Christian season of Lent, is wilderness. Earlier this week I wrote a poem, which I am sharing with you here. My prayer is that the prophecy in Isaiah 2:4 would soon be fulfilled.
The War in Ukraine
Making a wilderness, Burning and destroying, Polluting, disrupting, Soldiers deploying.
Some people are fleeing, Their settled lives over. Women and children – how Will they recover?
Men and youths (all ages) Bear unfamiliar arms. An unprovoked foe can Cause such alarms.
Homes deserted, folk Shelter beneath the ground. Noise, dust, black smoke and fumes – Where can peace be found?
Around the world people pray In bewilderedness For a quick, peaceful end To war-caused wilderness.
November is a month when there are traditionally lots of online writing challenges. Once I took part in Blog Every Day in November. This year I have signed up to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), not to write a novel, but to carry on writing my childhood memories, which I started many years ago. I shared some episodes here on Sue’s Trifles back in 2013.
At the end of October Linda Kruschke announced that she will not be setting any more Paint Chip Poetry challenges. It has been fun and has taught me a lot. My Paint Chip Poetry page will not be updated again. I need to change my pinned tweet, which has been a link to that page for some time.
I also take part in #WildflowerHour on Twitter. During the darker months I am unlikely to Tweet every week with flowering plants I spot. The challenge through the winter is to find 10 plants in flower each week. On Sunday I found 22 different species growing wild. I saw two others, which had been planted for educational purposes.
On Wednesdays I sometimes tweet with the hashtag #WildWebsWednesday to show how other organisms depend on plants.
The writing group I belong to is still meeting on Zoom. There is an assignment to write for that every two months.
I am still writing poetry. I have joined an online poetry group which meets once a month on Zoom. We are given a topic to write about between meetings.