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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Describe your day in a couplet

Blog Posted:9/1/2019 3:23:00 PM

Hi!

Just for fun... can you describe your day in a rhyming couplet? 

Here’s mine:

Head springs up from pillow...

Let’s see an armadillo!

(I’ve been waking stupidly, annoyingly early at weekends - and today we went to a local safari park where I did indeed see two armadillos - one of which was a baby :-x )

 

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Date: 9/11/2019 6:28:00 PM
Fell just a tad in Hawaii, now I must deal with my oweee! (ice packs melt fast in this balmy yet humid weather) ~ Aloha always William
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Date: 9/8/2019 9:58:00 PM
May I share mine in response to thine... Walking with my special child Revealed gait, specially-styled. Good day from the Philippines. God bless you.
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Date: 9/6/2019 7:25:00 PM
My very first thoughts of every day: "It's all up to gags and guesses, what I'll find for poopy messes" ... you DID want honesty, right? (Cats and incontinent elderlies notwithstanding) ;o) <3
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Date: 9/2/2019 10:04:00 PM
It was a top down wonderful fall day so went for a long walk before the play Cute idea Nina. xoxo
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/3/2019 12:19:00 AM
Oh nice! It’s definitely fresher here though the trees haven’t really started to turn. It was cool last night. I slept so much better! Been such a humid summer - well, relatively, for us Brits!
Date: 9/2/2019 8:31:00 AM
Today is the last day of my vacation, Now starting to feel some agitation
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/2/2019 9:10:00 AM
Oh dear! I can’t think of a rhyme for “anti-climax!”
Date: 9/2/2019 12:58:00 AM
The dog woke me at four / I am tired to the core .... I'm going to kill the little **** Can't think of a word to rhyme with ****, so will have to go with the first one. Have a nice day, Nina :)
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Suzette Richards
Date: 9/2/2019 3:29:00 AM
Ah, that's it :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/2/2019 2:45:00 AM
Ouch. I think the word(s) you’re looking for are “little darling”?
Date: 9/1/2019 6:25:00 PM
Cursing Nina eating my baguette trying to write a freakin' couplet!
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 9/2/2019 10:03:00 PM
lol
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/2/2019 12:18:00 AM
I wasn’t eating his baguette folks, just for clarity.
Date: 9/1/2019 5:27:00 PM
so cute, Nina!! Let me see..... too much time on internet Other things, have to forget
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/2/2019 8:13:00 PM
Muse in a muck.. .my lines suck.(compared to all the ones I see above mine now!!)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/2/2019 12:19:00 AM
Ah yes. It eats time. I imagine we all used to actually get stuff done, back in the good old days!
Date: 9/1/2019 3:30:00 PM
Raining on me 'ead/shoulda stayed in bed... Hey this is a piece of cake!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/2/2019 12:20:00 AM
Oh dear, soggy fella / next time, take umbrella

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9/28/2019 Sing Me Your Shadows Lyricanxiety,dark,encouraging,
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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 LOL 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
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MARTIANS LAND IN THE US AND REGRET SAYING 'TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER' Rhymeamerica,humorous,silly,sp
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A Rattling Rhyme Rhymepolitical,
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My Pirate Women Free versesurreal,
Poetic Justice Light Versefun,humor,judgement,metap
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The View You Choose 2 Point 0 Rhymedark,depression,hip hop,i
Sonnet for the little girl with no doll Sonnetloneliness,
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My Lady Personificationaugust,Lullaby,
Broken People Free versepeople,
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YES DEAR LOL Rhymehumor,marriage,
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Winter Walking Blues Free versebrother,childhood,dad,dea
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Rainbow Blind Rhymedepression,emotions,sad,s
Seeking Serenity Rhymeappreciation,life,nature,
THERE IS A YOUNG WOMAN Limerickhumor,
INFINITY Acrosticbeautiful,god,night,spiri
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Poetrybook Rhymepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
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Neanderthal - for half eleven contest Rhymehistory,science,
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
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The Last Time I Saw Him Rhymelost love,
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Maniac President's Song Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,ment
Busy or Not Rhymeme,
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