Sharing a poem for International Space Day – ‘The Hungry Galactic Plughole’

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Above  – Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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The Hungry Galactic Plug Hole

star swallower
gas guzzler
gulping garbage feeder

matter muncher
dust digester
cosmic vacuum cleaner

yawning glutton
belly button
centre of the spiral

super suction
dark destruction
great galactic gyral

beyond control
it swallows whole
you can’t resist the tug

black hungry hole
the light it stole
please, someone, find the plug

© Suzanne Olivante  2016 All Rights Reserved
Published in ‘Watcher of the Skies: Poems About Space and Aliens’  (The Emma Press 2016)
An anthology of facts and poetry for children. Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 6+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own

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A nonsense poem for Shakespeare’s birthday

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Hey nonny nonny, today is and . William was a master of stinging insults and comical comebacks, so I’m sharing a video of my nonsense poem full of Shakespeareanesque insults.
Video: Poem: How to Insult With Shakespearean Style


Text version of the poem

How to Insult With Shakespearean Style
by Suzanne Olivante (written in 2015 and the winning entry for the Tweetspeak GIF competition). 

YOU clatter-brained bumble-spike,
YOU rotten-smackled slime-bin,
YOU slop-bucket noodle-flick
and belly-flopping custard-skin.

YOU pond-bottomed waffle-spoon,
YOU lump-faced dangle-wart,
YOU flea-bitten doodle-wipe
and mirror-howling waddle-snort.

YOU shriek-humped bitter-twist,
YOU plum-fangled piddle-dot,
YOU stink-walloped sausage-bag
and maggot-friendly squeezy-spot.

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Global Poetry Writing Month

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Hooray! It’s only 2 weeks until GloPoWriMo and NaPoWriMo. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry on WordPress next month.

I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting writing prompts this year, as
I have other priorities and I also want to concentrate on taking part in the month-long challenge.

If you find yourself stuck for prompts, you can still find my GloPoWriMo prompts from 2018 on my blog. I also post writing prompts on TWITTER every Monday. These are offered via shared artworks, photographs, videos, and short animated films.

Good luck with the challenge.
Suzanne