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Hello, I’m Nina :-) 

I have been dipping in and out of poetry since I was very young - in fact one of my most treasured possessions is a book of poems I wrote when I was six. (That and my copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes - which I still love to this day!) As a teenager I used to gift little rhymes to my friends to cheer them up but I never seriously continued my scribbling into adulthood.

If you’d told me a year ago how much poetry I’d be writing today, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. My brain was fogged by baby brain and, unbeknown to me, an undiagnosed illness. Towards the end of 2017, the baby brain began to improve, I got the illness under control, and with a burst of joy at its new-found clarity and creativity, my brain started to spew forth poetry as never before! I seized the moment, started a blog (called “It All Rhymes”) and with that going down well, joined Poetry Soup in January 2018. So far, I’ve not looked back!

In “real life”, I’m a Marketing Manager and I live in Wiltshire, UK with my fabulous husband and two wonderful, exhausting boys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mischief Contest Finalised

Blog Posted:10/4/2018 3:27:00 PM

Hi!

Thanks to all who took part in my Mischief Contest! Sadly, a big heap of people got N/As for missing one rule or another, which is a shame, and left me quite a small pack to choose from.

The top five entries really shone out so I decided to award single placements 1-5.

None other than Mr Jack Horne scored top spot with a very cheeky wink to the haiku which I absolutely loved – those 19 syllables contain nuns, vicars, the pope, mischief and kissing!

Second was Janice with her fabulously fun extended triolet. Janice, I think you did a last minute amendment on this, and I was so grateful as it allowed me to push this brilliant poem up to a top spot!

Third was Sandra, always fabulous with her feet, who alternated tetrameter and pentameter to what I thought was really great effect.

Jan was fourth with an inspired run of “slimericks” – a brilliant invention, and actually, I thought, one that worked really well.

Rounding off my top five was Andrea with a rhyming tanka about a subject close to my heart – insomnia! Andrea, you know me too well – adding rhyme to ANYTHING is bound to win my favour!

Congratulations to all of my top finishers and thanks again for your lovely entries everyone! If you missed out this time, please try again next time…

Ooh – and I’m thinking of trying some of these new forms out myself – I’m not promising anything, but I’m going to give it a try!

 

Nina x

 

 

 

 

 

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Date: 10/5/2018 11:04:00 PM
Congratulations to all who placed, and thank you so much, Nina, for my placement - I am honored to be on a list with such wonderful poets, and so pleased that you found my poem worthy, and my absurd form "Couplet Me Entertain You", (which, technically, could be blank verse, I suppose, but that's not the direction I came at it from, lol). Blessings My Friend! :-) <3
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Date: 10/4/2018 8:50:00 PM
Hi Nina, I guess I misunderstood what you wanted. The Mischeif was in the storm. I do thank you anyway for inspiring me to create a new form. I enjoyed your contest and all the entries. Thank you Nina. Big Congratulations to all the winners!
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Date: 10/4/2018 6:59:00 PM
Great contest, Nina, and I had lots of fun playing 'mischief' with the old traditional Sonnet form! Thank you for my nice placement and comment on your blog, and congrats to all the winners for their excellent 'mischief' forms! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:31:00 PM
Congratulations to all the winners ~
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:23:00 PM
oh wow thanks for the placement Nina. I will have to run a slimerick contest now ... it's actually a challenge I had to sit on my hands as its so tempting not to add on the final line!!:-) hugs jan xx
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