Above – Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Hungry Galactic Plug Hole
gulping garbage feeder
cosmic vacuum cleaner
centre of the spiral
great galactic gyral
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
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.
The less traveled path – a path often taken by writers and creatives.
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.
Congratulations to my local independent children’s book shop, The Book Nook, for winning the Children’s Bookseller of the Year Award yesterday.
You can see the full list of winners in each category at The British Book Awards
The Charles Causley Trust invite you to submit your poetry for the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2018. This year’s theme is ‘the Cornish countryside.’
There are three entry levels:
Category A for children aged 5 to 11
Category B for young people (in Secondary education) aged 11 to 16
Category C for young people aged 16 to 18
You must live in Cornwall.
Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018
Download an entry form and find out more
from The Charles Causley Trust
— **Random Imagery to Ignite Your Thinkery** —
Today’s theme: Abandoned buildings — Ruins, Derelict, Haunted, History, Post war, Atlantis/Machu Pichu/Other …
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What a busy month it’s been. I hope that you have found some of the photo prompts appealing and inspiring during the global poetry writing challenge. It’s been a pleasure selecting them for you and reading your work.
My usual Monday Motivation writing prompts, (a variety of words and images), will recommence from May, on Twitter at 06:30 and 17:00 (UK time) at OlivantePoetry
Happy writing and my best wishes,