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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to the ABB contest winners!


Blog Posted:1/8/2019 12:53:00 PM

I finalised the ABB contest yesterday, and I just wanted to write a quick note to congratulate everybody who made my winners' list. I only picked the very best!

I couldn't choose between the three poems tied in first place.

Greg Barden wrote a romantic poem which swayed through the streets of Madrid which was the most beautiful entry.

Jan Allison wrote a hilarious ABB about love in a care home (aw) which was the most sparkling entry.

And Lee Bates wrote an unusual and attention-grabbing poem about insects, philosophy and human foibles which was the most quirky entry. Also I'm always delighted when I find I've given a high place to a new poet, so congratulations Lee!

Well, how could I choose between my three favourite things - beauty, sparkle and quirks? (Much as they sound like the names of three pet rabbits).

I will have to choose in my next contest, as it's a premier contest, and it's a juicy challenge - a Villanelle! I look forward to reading the entries!

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Date: 1/9/2019 2:38:00 AM
Thank you so very kindly for my placement, Nina, I so greatly appreciate it! Congratulations to all the winners ... this is quite a list of talented writers and excellent poem! Blessings! :-) <3
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Date: 1/8/2019 8:26:00 PM
congrats to the winners ~
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Date: 1/8/2019 8:14:00 PM
Thanks so much for my placement Nina it was a fun contest to enter:-) hugs jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

 
What Rhymes 1: Where do you draw the rhyme line?
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 10:38:00 AM
Congratulations to the ABB contest winners!
Date Posted: 1/8/2019 12:53:00 PM
Our blogs and social media feeds
Date Posted: 12/23/2018 5:44:00 AM
Dates in contests
Date Posted: 12/21/2018 10:53:00 AM
Now you know what scares me...
Date Posted: 12/21/2018 9:17:00 AM
Actual lols
Date Posted: 12/15/2018 4:51:00 AM
I cannot believe I wrote that - please read if you’ve entered
Date Posted: 12/5/2018 1:07:00 PM
Half Eleven Finalised
Date Posted: 12/3/2018 11:12:00 AM
Trying Something New - Tried and Tested!
Date Posted: 10/27/2018 9:29:00 AM
Mischief Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 3:27:00 PM
Mischief Contest Update
Date Posted: 10/2/2018 9:45:00 AM
Help please Soupers! - Publishing "traditional" poetry
Date Posted: 9/21/2018 6:53:00 AM
A Rattling Rhyme - Fabulously Finalised!
Date Posted: 8/28/2018 3:25:00 PM
Ambiguity: Pleasure or Pain?
Date Posted: 8/27/2018 9:38:00 AM
A Rattling Rhyme - Update
Date Posted: 8/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
I’m a pigeon. Or perhaps I’m Morrissey.
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 3:57:00 PM
First Contest!
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 4:07:00 AM
Should I be delighted or annoyed?!
Date Posted: 3/29/2018 6:00:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/10/2019 There Is Blue Free versecolor,
1/8/2019 You Dance Villanelledance,joy,love,
1/6/2019 Unleash the Happiness Rhymehappiness,joy,
1/6/2019 I Broke Rhymeanger,anxiety,night,pain,
1/6/2019 Wattage in the Cottage Limerickfun,funny,giggle,humor,hu
1/5/2019 January Acrosticjanuary,
1/4/2019 Wargames Sonnetgames,sad,war,
1/4/2019 A Blockage In My Cottage Limerickrude,silly,
1/2/2019 Do not even so much as look at me Free verseanger,
1/1/2019 A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
12/31/2018 Strangely Beautiful Sonnetabsence,beautiful,lonely,
12/28/2018 Rainbow Girl Verseanger,friendship,girl,hap
12/28/2018 Fast Rude Limerickfood,giggle,rude,silly,
12/21/2018 Martian Birth Sonnetbirth,lonely,planet,space
12/21/2018 The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
12/17/2018 Tiny Verseanti bullying,
12/17/2018 Cute Christmas Couplet Coupletchristmas,cute,fun,humor,
12/13/2018 This is not a limerick, it's a Nick Trimerick Rhymefriend,fun,funny,humor,hu
12/11/2018 Beneath Sonnetfantasy,horror,snow,winte
12/9/2018 Queen of the Dancefloor Double Dactyldance,fun,funny,humor,hum
12/9/2018 Dark December Versechristmas,december,depres
12/9/2018 Christmas Morning Chaos Limerickchristmas,fun,funny,humor
12/4/2018 Thankful for Children Enclosed Rhymechildren,
12/2/2018 Nothing Rhymepoetry,poets,writing,
11/27/2018 We Girls Rhymechildren,fun,giggle,girl,
11/25/2018 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,family,fun,funn
11/24/2018 Indigo Mist Rhymebeauty,joy,magic,music,
11/23/2018 Raindrop Personificationfun,rain,weather,
11/20/2018 The Last Tree of Autumn Personificationautumn,november,seasons,w
11/19/2018 Charlie's Cartoon Critters Rhymeart,fun,silly,
11/17/2018 A wheely bad night out Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
11/17/2018 Snowflakes With Biting Teeth Rhymefear,fun,funny,humor,humo
11/17/2018 Rise Rhymeearth,freedom,joy,
11/16/2018 Christmas is Coming Rhymechristmas,writing,
11/13/2018 On being offered cheese as a dessert Rhymefood,fun,funny,humor,humo
11/11/2018 Lightning Stripes Coupletbeauty,body,mother,
11/11/2018 Chickadees 8x8 Rhymeanimal,bird,cute,fun,funn
11/8/2018 Black Powder Balladdark,future,horror,
11/6/2018 Claire from Customer Care Versetechnology,
11/4/2018 Algorithm Rhymeinternet,technology,
11/3/2018 Future Saucepan Personificationtechnology,
11/1/2018 Let's Biscuit Rhymefood,fun,
10/30/2018 Verse - Whimsical Fantasy Verseboat,fantasy,freedom,imag
10/29/2018 Remembering the Eighties Rhymechildhood,nostalgia,
10/29/2018 Sickbags Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
10/28/2018 Giving in to it Rhymehow i feel,
10/28/2018 Spider Rhymeanimal,scary,
10/28/2018 Hot Pepper Rhymesensual,
10/26/2018 Halloween Tat Rhymeenvironment,fun,funny,hal
10/26/2018 Party Queen Haikuautumn,
10/26/2018 Rainbow Rhymeinspiration,rainbow,
10/25/2018 Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
10/23/2018 The Unseen Teen Free verseangst,anxiety,teen,teenag
10/22/2018 You Have To Be A Hexagon Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
10/17/2018 Americans Can't Spell Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
10/17/2018 Be Versebeautiful,
10/14/2018 Cauliflower Makes Me Poo Rhymefood,fun,funny,giggle,hum
10/13/2018 Season of Sadness Rhymesad,winter,
10/13/2018 Something New Rhymefood,fun,funny,humor,humo
10/12/2018 Open Your Hand Free versedeath,freedom,longing,
10/12/2018 Last Halloween Sonnetfun,funny,halloween,humor
10/9/2018 Juggernaut Growl Free verseangst,dark,depression,met
10/8/2018 Bobbing Mummy Rhymechildren,family,fun,funny
10/6/2018 Come Buy Rhymefood,
10/5/2018 Girl with a Squint Rubaiyatfun,funny,humor,humorous,
10/3/2018 Playing With Words Under Fire Free versemuse,poetry,
10/2/2018 Reduce It Down Rhymecomputer,
9/29/2018 MUSE BOMB Rhymeinspiration,muse,writing,
9/28/2018 A Dab of Secrecy Rhymelove,mystery,relationship
9/25/2018 Bite Rhymedark,light,
9/25/2018 Mysterious Child Sonnetbeautiful,child,love,moth
9/22/2018 Bike Skillz Free versefun,truth,
9/21/2018 The Gathering Rhymeimagery,psychological,sca
9/18/2018 The World Needs Poetry Rhymepoems,poetry,poets,
9/15/2018 The Blushing Hours Rubaiyataugust,autumn,eve,septemb
9/15/2018 Autumn Rhymeautumn,kindergarten,
9/14/2018 Six-Word Couplet Series Coupletfairy,fantasy,fun,funny,h
9/13/2018 Unsheath Your Sword Rhymechildren,fun,games,my chi
9/12/2018 If I Was A Penny Rhymeanalogy,fun,humorous,sill
9/11/2018 Stories Rictametertruth,
9/8/2018 I Am The Mother Enclosed Rhymebetrayal,earth,environmen
9/7/2018 That Guy Coupletcute,devotion,husband,lov
9/6/2018 Reverse Perfection Free versehow i feel,perspective,
9/6/2018 Sour Grapes Sonnetanger,betrayal,friend,hea
9/4/2018 Tiny Daggers Verseanger,break up,emotions,h
9/3/2018 In Elastic Mind Rhymechange,freedom,
9/3/2018 Mariner Girl Rhymeadventure,boat,dream,free
8/31/2018 Growing Boy Rhymeboy,child,fun,funny,humor
8/30/2018 Something Rictameterabsence,loneliness,longin
8/29/2018 The Day The Stranger Came Enclosed Rhymebetrayal,
8/27/2018 School Sport Concreteschool,sports,
8/26/2018 Wind Crimes Free versefun,funny,garden,humor,hu
8/23/2018 To The Timekeepers Sonnetspace,time,
8/20/2018 The Not-Very-Much Material Girl Limerickcelebrity,fun,funny,humor
8/16/2018 There Are Days When Rhymeanxiety,appreciation,fear
8/16/2018 What Matters Most Free verseabsence,family,love,
8/15/2018 Red Ink Rhymelost love,love hurts,lust
8/12/2018 Stars and Moon Limerickrude,silly,
8/10/2018 Waken Me Rhymejoy,longing,lust,passion,
8/8/2018 Kimo Therapy Kimofriend,friendship,love,pe

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Fat Bottomed Girls Quatrainfunny,health,humorous,
Wolf Pine Rhymebullying,
She Dances To Her Music Sonnetdance,music,
FANCY STRESS - COLLABORATION WITH THE AMAZING NINA PARMENTER Rhymecelebration,clothes,humor
The Green Beneath The Snow Villanellehope,light,nature,seasons
Ordinary Free verseperspective,
Myth Free versemyth,sun,
In This Wood Quaterndad,life,tree,
Mischievous Spring Limerickfun,humor,joy,nature,seas
A Thing of Beauty Quaternholocaust,thanks,war,worl
Quirks Rhymerelationship,repetition,
Be Willows that Sway Versewriting,
Longing for Kind I do not know?loneliness,longing,missin
The Blossom On The Bough Sonnetdesire,england,may,myth,n
If I never Free verseintrospection,
haiga Haikuflower,summer,
The Essence Of Soft Shadows Sonnetlonging,
PEN 'N PAD Haikufun,games,word play,
Sijo - 1 - Personified Sijonature,
Small Scale Murder Light Versedeath,humor,insect,word p
haiga - summer Haikubeauty,eve,june,rain,summ
The Tooth Faerie - In Collaboration with Nina Parmetner Free versecute,fairy,woman,
A Beach Spa for My Feet Sijoholiday,
To Sail the Sky Coupletadventure,imagination,met
The Song of the Wren Villanellebird,myth,nature,passion,
A July dawn Sonnetsummer,sun,
I Would Never Abandon Myself Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
First Light, So Sweet Enclosed Rhymemorning,
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE JOHN Rhymefunny,mother,
Sonnet Contest -Daybreak Sonnetbeautiful,day,inspiration
The Aged Strive Rondeauage,sad,
THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration Limerickage,body,humorous,men,
The Dark Side of October Rhymedark,horror,october,scary
Clair de Lune Pensif Rhymelonging,love,moon,nature,
MARTIANS LAND IN THE US AND REGRET SAYING 'TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER' Rhymeamerica,humorous,silly,sp
I Am A Poet Free verselove,poetry,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymebaby,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymepolitical,
Another day safe from the harvester's jaws Rhymeangst,animal,fear,freedom
A rattling rhyme Rhymehumor,sensual,
WINDCHIMES Haikumemory,nature,wind,
The Darkness Quatrainlife,
Flamboyant Fall Coupletanxiety,autumn,
A girl with the sun in her eyes Rhymegood morning,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymehumor,
Inner Knowing Sonnetimage,metaphor,
Being Her Shoes Personificationhumor,
The Ruby Spires Enclosed Rhymeadventure,beauty,science
Something Rictameterabsence,loneliness,longin
A Life Cycle I do not know?humanity,life,
Parents Set The Tone Free verseparents,school,
How Do I Loathe Thee Sonnetheartbreak,humor,relation
Mischief Haikunonsense,
MISCHIEF Limerickchange,humorous,poetry,
Mischief Versehumor,love hurts,
AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY Free versecolor,creation,fun,games,
My Pirate Women Free versesurreal,
Poetic Justice Light Versefun,humor,judgement,metap
Rainbow Blind Rhymedepression,emotions,sad,s
Seeking Serenity Rhymeappreciation,life,nature,
INFINITY Acrosticbeautiful,god,night,spiri
Rhyme God Rhymeslam,smart,word play,
Sonnet for the little girl with no doll Sonnetloneliness,
The View You Choose 2 Point 0 Rhymedark,depression,hip hop,i
Playing Ball Rhymeadventure,baseball,fun,ga
Poetrybook Rhymepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
Storm Brewing Free verseanxiety,emotions,feelings
Neanderthal - for half eleven contest Rhymehistory,science,
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
Last Kiss Rhymebeauty,death,earth,holoca
The Last Time I Saw Him Rhymelost love,
Sylvia's Double Life Free versecrazy,fun,humor,humorous,
Maniac President's Song Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,ment
Busy or Not Rhymeme,
Revival 2 Point Ohh Rhymedesire,hip hop,poetry,pow
Would You Still Love Me If Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
4 30 AM When Sheep Leap And Lay In Heap Rhymenonsense,
Writing in Invisible Ink Free versesilence,
Cardinal Sonnetfarewell,grief,
An American in Paris Limerickfrench,funny,humor,humoro

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Gary Smith United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jodie Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Jim Slaughter United States Flag United States Read
Michael McCarthy United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read
Lauren Anne Canada Flag Canada Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Viv Wigley United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sneha RV The Literature Lover India Flag India Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Rhoda Tripp United States Flag United States Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
Lycia Harding United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Amanda Salmonson United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Subimal Sinha-Roy India Flag India Read
roger turner Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Dean Wood United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Geoffrey Brewer United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly United States Flag United States Read
Carol Connell United States Flag United States Read
Brian Densham Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
George Stanworth United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Wendy Watson United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Nick Trim United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
John Gondolf United States Flag United States Read
Gabrielle Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Deb Depew United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
taai tekai Kiribati Flag Kiribati Read
Jesse Rowe United States Flag United States Read
Rhona McFerran United States Flag United States Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
L. J. Carber United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Barry Stebbings United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
P.S. AWTRY United States Flag United States Read
Linda Hewett United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Ed Morris United States Flag United States Read
Mark Elam United States Flag United States Read
Mark Massey United States Flag United States Read
michael wise United States Flag United States Read