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Darren Scanlon

Updated: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:22 am

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Interests include: writing, reading, music, nature...I love writing. Always have. I'm an old schooler with my trusty fountain pen, which I use to set down the basics before setting them to print. I have three sides to my writing, serious, comical and romantic with the odd children's poem thrown in now and again. Hope you enjoy! 8-)


THE SPIDER & THE CHIP A spider crawled, Across my floor, Until it came, Upon my door. It looked at me, And gave a knock, And gestured up, Towards the lock. So as I arose, Upon my feet, With a cheeky grin,  My eyes did it meet. Approaching the door,  He seemed to ignore, My warm reply  And questioning eye. I turned the handle,  And tipped my hat, He turned and ran, To where I was sat. Climbed the settee, Reached for my plate. Then pinched a chip, And merrily ate. When he was done, He gave me a thumb, And a smile and a nod, And a wink. He crossed the floor, And under the door, And disappeared, Under the sink. DPS Aug 2009 LIMERICKS The moon it hangs upon a thread, High above your cozy bed. But if it should snap, And come down with a slap, You'd have tasty cheese for your bread. Big Ben can count to ten, Because he was taught by elves. If he goes 'BONG', Without getting it wrong, They'll teach him to count to twelve.

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John Coopey

Mon 16th Jul 2012 21:01

Hello Darren.
Glad you liked "Research". I'd posted it previously but you can never get too much kulcher.

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Mon 16th Jul 2012 13:41

The spider and the chip,loved it well done soooo original.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 24th Jun 2012 15:43

oops Darren-forgot to fank yew
for commenting on-
'Mingin in the rain'

Thanks loads.xx

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Yvonne Brunton

Mon 18th Jun 2012 15:55

Hi Darren,
Welcome to WOL. and thankyou for your comment on 'the wrong sort of train'.xx
I have just been catching up on your profile poems. I like your styles.
The 'greenwood' has some good images and contrasts - it reminds me of the Trees in 'Lord of the Rings'
I love the idea of the spider pinching a chip although I think you could perhaps tighten up the metre to make it bounce along in its jokey style more.
Your whimsical ideas in the limericks are great.
Keep blogging. xx

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 15th Jun 2012 07:05

Hi DP - the counter shows how many people have looked at your profile page. I'm not sure if it adds to that how many have looked at your blogged poems, I don't think so. I also don't know if they have to be logged on to count, but I don't think so either. (Don't know much do i? ;)
Thanks for reading so many of my poems and the lovely comments. I hope you are enjoying the site!

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 14th Jun 2012 17:58

I see you've cracked it! I'm so pleased! Love the profile picture too!

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 13th Jun 2012 15:52

Hi D.P. This does seem to happen every so often and I'm sure Julian & Co will sort it out, hope so anyway. It's nice of your family to want to see your work out there in the wide world - good to have support from friends & family. I think my kids find it too embarrassing to read mine! Though my son has seen me perform my stuff and was really encouraging! Re adding a comment back to somebody on here, it's best to add it to their profile page and not your own. I only happened to see your reply to me by chance.

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Wed 13th Jun 2012 13:56

Thanks Ann. I have emailed Julian and he has set the techs to sorting it out. Apparently an old issue has raised its horns again. Hope to have many more for you to look at. I have quite a back catalogue of material. I have been reluctant to release any of it into the wild but I am now bending to family pressure...let's see what happens. :-) PS. incidentally, these were typed up and cut and pasted on my iPad. Don't know if that could have any bearing on the formatting problem?

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 13th Jun 2012 07:52

Hi Darren - a warm welcome to WOL. I see you have posted a couple of poems on the blogs already - good for you. I would say that imo it's better (i.e. lets people have more of a chance to see each individual piece of work) if you leave it for a day or so between blogs as when you put a new poem up the old one is not so obvious to see. Also, are you finding that you have lost your line breaks - your work has come out in a block like prose and I see from your profile poem that this is prob not how you intended it to look. This can happen if you have downloaded from a mobile phone. If you can't sort out why this is happening do get back to me. I am no boffin but I might be able to ask someone else what the problem might be :)

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