I wrote a shopping list today

I wrote a shopping list today
it flowed like poetry over pebbles
there were haiku halves in rice paper bags
and buy one get one free verses
a couplet or two of sardines in rhyme
a roundel of raw onions that will no doubt
repeat on me!


I wrote a shopping list today
it glowed like oranges in a window bowl
there were a load of old odes to cook real slow
and three for two on blueberry ballad muffins
a packet of pretty paradelle pasta twirls
a jar of jellied elegies that will no doubt
lament inside of me!


I wrote a shopping list today
it smelt like newly picked pastorals
there were punnets of sun ripened sonnets
and reduced to clear metaphors in oil
a quarter pound of sugared quatrains
a printed tanka top that will no doubt
look epic on me!


I wrote a shopping list today
it tasted like freshly kissed lyrics from your lips
there were eggphrastics to beat in Pyrex prose
and nineteen villanelles all in a row
a slam of spoken spaghetti letters . . . and
a bottle of Limerick's Gin that will no doubt
be the literal death of me!



words ©Colin Hill 2018


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Colin Hill

Sun 23rd Sep 2018 08:53

it's nice to have something to offer Ray - thanks as always for your support and kind words.

and to Desmond, Brian and Jon for your likes too. Have a peaceful Sunday folks. Col.

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Sat 22nd Sep 2018 11:52

Definitely should be in the shop window Col. Attraction is integral in this, the lushness of description and the perversion of words to fit the scheme. Very clever indeed. A cornucopia of delights ! It's nice to see you back with us.

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Colin Hill

Fri 14th Sep 2018 13:55

thanks Damon - appreciate you saying so. I promise to catch up with your latest at the earliest opportunity. Good to hear from you. C😃L.

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Damon Blackery

Fri 14th Sep 2018 08:16

I missed this Col your writing is still really unique.

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Colin Hill

Fri 14th Sep 2018 07:31

thanks Lynn and Peter - I'm so pleased you enjoyed this one. All the best, Colin.

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Peter Taylor

Fri 14th Sep 2018 03:49

Eloquent and delightfult to read - well done and thanks!

Peter T

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lynn hahn

Fri 14th Sep 2018 01:50

Wonderful play on words. Sounds like poetry for dinner. Many varieties and possibilities and forms. Did you miss any? I don't think so!

Cheers my friend

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Colin Hill

Mon 10th Sep 2018 09:09

cheers Martin, Jane and Darren for those very kind words.

unfortunately not Martin - only in my head! See previous poem lol.

have a great day folks. C😃L

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 10th Sep 2018 08:09

EPIC! - Very, very splendid.
Deserves a long list of positive comments!


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Jane Briganti

Mon 10th Sep 2018 07:28

Refreshing and different; I thoroughly enjoyed this!😊

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Martin Elder

Sun 9th Sep 2018 19:14

Very clever Col. Good to see you posting again. Like the new picture. Looks like you have been somewhere nice

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Colin Hill

Sun 9th Sep 2018 13:49

thank you so much Taylor - and Jon for liking too. I'm hoping to catch up on my WoL poetry reading soon - been a busy time for me of late. All the very best, Colin.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 9th Sep 2018 12:04

Wow Colin you make writing a shopping list akin to a beautiful ballad..thank you for sharing..so clever and eloquently expressed.😃

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Colin Hill

Sun 9th Sep 2018 10:13

thanks Anya - I keep thinking of things to add to the list 😂

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Sun 9th Sep 2018 10:11

Let me take a pick with my eyes closed; a ballad...

Colin, you have no idea how I like this poem and how much it resonates with my core!!!



ps. I am so happy you are posting again 😘

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