I help to manage the profile section of WOL and personally greet all new members when they join. I enjoy seeing exciting new poets arrive on the site, am happy to give advice and help when requested to do so. A comprehensive collection of my work can be found at http://grahamsherwoodpoetry.blogspot.co.uk I am both astounded and delighted to note that my personal poetry blog (above) has just recorded its 10,000th visitor.
Pier review Under brittle slate storm clouds and the chaotic sparring of gulls I crouch under a faded Cornetto awning for fear of shit and showers. The planks and the meccano struts grumble and wheeze as I shuffle precariously between the teller of fortunes the bandits and the tat. Through the anchored binoculars I focus on Lord and Lady BeachHut-Smugg who eat Waitrose sandwiches from plastic plates, drinking tea from twee china cups. Dead Stan and Maureen, Bill and Jean have all bequeathed damp benches here, conveniently etched, to profess undying love of this monochrome view. My pac-a-mac bubbles to Bibendum and chin on chest I bow to repel the sneaky fret now trickling icily down my neck. Today dour anglers perform a passive end of pier show, rocking a welly to welly hornpipe and well-aimed phlegm at those fucking squealing gulls. In my blurred mind’s ear and eye I hear a silver band, a chirpy wurlitzer a circus, a freak show then wonder if it’s me who’s really starring in it. © Graham Sherwood 02/2017
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Squeal and Howl (24/03/2017)
On taking the piss! (15/03/2017)
Mall de Mer (04/03/2017)
Center Parc (01/03/2017)
Pier Review (22/02/2017)
Sunday School (19/02/2017)
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