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Hello, I’m Nina :-) 

I fell in love with poetry again around three years ago, and have become completely promiscuous. I am currently dating every form of poetry from light to deep, from formal to free. I'm not ready to go steady with any of them yet.

in the mean time, I'm having fun reading poetry, writing it, and leaving small poetic deposits wherever I can. My poetry has been published in Lighten up Online, Light, Snakeskin Poetry and The New Verse News. I also write a poetry blog at www.facebook.com/itallrhymes. 

I live in Wiltshire, UK with my lovely husband and two videogame-obsessed children who I'm assuming will naturally blossom into Byrons one day. 
 

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If you feel like watching something illuminating...

Blog Posted:5/20/2020 3:44:00 PM

Hi everyone!

I've been a little quiet on the site recently. Although I've managed to flit by, I'm pretty busy trying to work from home whilst amusing and educating my children - and breaking up fights! It's pretty full on and I haven't much mental energy left at the end of the day.

However, I did just watch something that woke my poetry brain a little, so I thought it would be nice to pass it on to you poetry people - if you don't know about it already. The editor of the excellent Rattle poetry magazine does a weekly critique broadcast where he goes through a few poems in detail highlighting the good and the bad. I found it really enlightening and it helped me feel like a grown up for 40 minutes.

So, whether or not you have problems feeling like a grown up (maybe just me), you can find Critique of the Week on Rattle's Facebook page or YouTube channel. They stream live at 1400 Pacific time on Fridays or you can watch it on YouTube or Facebook any time. 
 

Aaaah... I feel... improved.

Love to you all

Nina x 

 

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Date: 5/21/2020 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Nina. May take a look, can always learn - if I only didn't feel such a screen fatigue
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Date: 5/21/2020 11:35:00 AM
Oh I know what you mean Agnes. I think that’s part of the reason I’ve been to Soup so little. I’ll have to order some more poetry books and journals I think.
Date: 5/21/2020 3:57:00 AM
Thank you Nina! I'll take a look. As for me, I feel I'm growing down.
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Date: 5/22/2020 2:53:00 AM
Ooh like Benjamin Button! Freaky ;-)
Date: 5/20/2020 4:08:00 PM
Thanks, Nina, for the heads-up on Rattle Poetry. You've given me more content to consume as I safely make my way from room to room in my house ;) Brilliant! ~Mark
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Date: 5/22/2020 1:20:00 AM
Ha, yes, FYI I watched it whilst hiding in my bedroom and found that a most convivial location.
Date: 5/20/2020 3:59:00 PM
It's cool to find something like that you like so much, Nina! Nice post.
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Date: 5/20/2020 3:54:00 PM
Thank you for that info Nina. I will visit. xxoo
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My Past Blog Posts

 
If you feel like watching something illuminating...
Date Posted: 5/20/2020 3:44:00 PM
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A Rattling Rhyme - Winners
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The Writerly Stance
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Internal Monologue
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Tongue Twister Contest
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How to twist tongues
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 1:39:00 AM
A little note on the Sing It contest
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Predictable Contest Winners
Date Posted: 12/10/2019 11:32:00 AM
Best images from the ‘Disarray’ contest
Date Posted: 11/23/2019 3:42:00 PM
Ten ideas on imagery
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Itch, Witch, Glitch or Twitch - Results and Notes
Date Posted: 11/1/2019 6:18:00 AM
Random World Contest Notes
Date Posted: 9/20/2019 12:14:00 PM
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Date Posted: 9/9/2019 8:54:00 AM
Describe your day in a couplet
Date Posted: 9/1/2019 3:23:00 PM
Shock news about novel writing
Date Posted: 8/29/2019 3:21:00 PM
The ten most WOW entries for my WOW contest
Date Posted: 8/26/2019 9:44:00 AM
A note on the Wow Me contest
Date Posted: 8/21/2019 1:46:00 AM
Miniverse Contest Results
Date Posted: 7/20/2019 4:34:00 AM
The Universe Contest Results
Date Posted: 7/7/2019 9:17:00 AM
The Universe Update
Date Posted: 7/4/2019 2:58:00 PM
Wonderful Poetry Map of England & Wales
Date Posted: 6/7/2019 3:48:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/25/2020 Suffer-Bus Versefun,surreal,
5/22/2020 Bummer Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
5/15/2020 A Bit of Bother Rhymehealth,
5/13/2020 Stay alert Rhymefunny,health,humorous,lig
5/3/2020 Viral Load Free versehumanity,money,space,war,
4/28/2020 Kickin with a Chicken Rhymefunny,giggle,humor,humoro
4/27/2020 Perfection Rhymeencouraging,perspective,
4/16/2020 On my meds Limerickanxiety,fun,poets,
4/8/2020 The Lockdown Lament Rhymefamily,home,work,
3/20/2020 Will you brave the ballatrave Rhymedark,fun,nonsense,
3/14/2020 The Knickerless Vicar - Collaboration with Jan Allison Rhymechristian,fun,funny,humor
3/13/2020 A Request for Soupers Rhymefun,happiness,poetry,poet
3/9/2020 Sprinklers Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
3/1/2020 Nightshapes Rhymelost love,love,miss you,n
3/1/2020 Clowning At The Abyss Rhymeangst,dark,fear,fun,humor
2/28/2020 Who Reads Poetry Shapefun,humorous,poetry,poets
2/27/2020 Burning Skies Versechange,political,
2/24/2020 She once saw a spark Free versefire,future,stars,
2/23/2020 A mole was driving the bus Rhymeanimal,fun,funny,humor,hu
2/20/2020 Ease in the Ether Free versefantasy,flying,life,
2/18/2020 It's been a blast Double Dactylenvironment,fun,funny,goo
2/16/2020 Faded Papers Quaternhome,sad,sorrow,
2/14/2020 Have you seen my inspiration Free verseinspiration,lost,
2/13/2020 Is it my place Verseliterature,poems,poetry,p
2/8/2020 Wu Is Me Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
2/8/2020 Maze of Memories Rubaiyatage,home,loss,love,marria
2/7/2020 Rhythmic Rhyme Quaternpoems,poetess,poetry,
2/6/2020 Tomorrow - AN Free verseemotions,
1/29/2020 She Made A Home CL Layhome,
1/26/2020 Outside the Atmosphere Free verselove,lust,space,universe,
1/24/2020 Home is Not Rhymehome,political,racism,
1/21/2020 Mummy's Millions Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
1/16/2020 The Painter Quaternappreciation,art,beautifu
1/16/2020 Unknowable Verselove,mother,
1/14/2020 Great Escape Acrosticabsence,depression,health
1/12/2020 The Timelines Rhymedark,future,horror,scienc
1/11/2020 Tongue Twister Rhymefun,nonsense,silly,
1/4/2020 Spill Laylove,love hurts,
1/2/2020 Why I don't make new year's resolutions Free versejanuary,new year,new year
1/1/2020 The Toilet Plunger Ran Away Rhymehome,house,nonsense,silly
12/29/2019 Trucking to Tiny Town Rhymecute,fun,silly,
12/26/2019 A Cleaner Misdemeanour Limerickchristmas,fun,funny,humor
12/26/2019 Cakey Yum Yum Rhymefun,nonsense,silly,
12/18/2019 Knock Knock Italian Sonnetdark,horror,house,scary,
12/17/2019 Bow-Wow Santa Rhymechristmas,dog,fun,
12/15/2019 The Poetry Soup Rhymefun,poetry,
12/15/2019 Openings Free versejealousy,love,lust,romanc
12/14/2019 Napkin Rings Rhymechristmas,family,mother,
12/8/2019 Facing it Verseme,
12/4/2019 If laundry be the food of love Rhymefood,love,
12/3/2019 Homozygotica Rhymechild,family,fun,funny,hu
12/1/2019 Rocket Science Epigrammetaphor,
11/30/2019 The poet lay on a barrow dead Verseanxiety,death,poems,poetr
11/26/2019 Stuck in a Christmas Globe Enclosed Rhymechristmas,dark,fun,funny,
11/26/2019 Five Times Round The Tree Sonnetautumn,poetry,poets,sound
11/23/2019 I banged my ahem Rhymehowl,humor,pain,
11/21/2019 all and nothing Free verserelationship,
11/20/2019 My Dream Versebeautiful,child,sleep,son
11/19/2019 Sing-Song Sally Versefun,poetry,poets,sister,
11/18/2019 McBoard Meeting Rhymebusiness,fun,funny,humor,
11/16/2019 School Gloomiform Rhymeclothes,fun,funny,humor,h
11/14/2019 Scented Leaves Verseangst,city,garden,hope,pa
11/10/2019 Sorry I Snore Rhymeage,fun,funny,humor,humor
11/8/2019 Swarms Rhymedark,future,games,
11/6/2019 Drunken Nana Free verseautumn,grandmother,mother
11/3/2019 Jumped-Up Little Hammer Free verseanalogy,
11/3/2019 Squeezed Epigramwork,
11/2/2019 Don't Mess with the Rainbow Nation Rhymeafrica,sports,
11/2/2019 Dilton Marsh Walk Rhymeengland,family,
11/2/2019 Nude Nonetbody,fun,humorous,
10/31/2019 At Night Rhymenight,
10/31/2019 Hocus POTUS Limerickfun,funny,halloween,humor
10/27/2019 Kisses and Thumbs Rhymelove,lust,romance,romanti
10/27/2019 Ignorance Alliterationsilly,
10/25/2019 The November Twinkle-Fairy Free verseautumn,cute,dark,december
10/24/2019 To my son, on his birthday Verseboy,growing up,love,mothe
10/21/2019 The Terribly Nice Tale of Juniper Bilberry-Bryce Rhymedark,england,fun,funny,hu
10/20/2019 When I am Old Rhymeage,fun,humorous,
10/18/2019 Male Nude, Descending a Staircase Rhymemen,
10/16/2019 My Favourite Junkyard Rhymememory,
10/7/2019 Buzz Kill Verseautumn,insect,nature,octo
10/3/2019 Brassy Pantoumautumn,color,october,
10/3/2019 Lady Of Leisure Acrosticfun,women,
9/29/2019 Falling Sonnetautumn,mental illness,
9/29/2019 Keep Writing Verseday,writing,
9/28/2019 Sing Me Your Shadows Lyricanxiety,dark,encouraging,
9/27/2019 Trinkets Free versemoon,sky,sun,time,words,
9/25/2019 Upon being restricted to words of one syllable, the poet wails Sonnetfun,funny,humor,humorous,
9/19/2019 When it alteration finds Rhymechange,love,relationship,
9/16/2019 Silence Enclosed Rhymesilence,
9/13/2019 If I Weren't Afraid Rhymeanxiety,fear,
9/12/2019 Gentle Rhymeage,care,mental illness,
9/8/2019 Thank Goodness for Socks Rhymeclothes,seasons,september
9/6/2019 Womb Rhymebody,mother,woman,
8/31/2019 The Old Fellow from Ryde Limerickfather,fun,funny,humor,hu
8/27/2019 Bones Versepain,
8/23/2019 First Day of September Nonetautumn,child,mom,mother,m
8/22/2019 The Time Eaters Rhymehorror,time,
8/21/2019 Boris's Big Sticklebrick Breakaway Rhymeallegory,children,humor,h
8/19/2019 I Need You Enclosed Rhymesilence,

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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,
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
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 Rattling Rhyme Rhymehumor,
Being Her Shoes Personificationhumor,
The Ruby Spires Rhymeadventure,beauty,science
Something Rictameterabsence,loneliness,longin
A Life Cycle I do not know?humanity,life,
Parents Set The Tone Free verseparents,school,
Mischief Haikunonsense,
MISCHIEF Limerickchange,humorous,poetry,
AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY Free versecolor,creation,fun,games,
My Pirate Women Free versesurreal,
Poetic Justice Light Versefun,humor,judgement,metap
Rhyme God Rhymeslam,smart,word play,
The View You Choose 2 Point 0 Rhymedark,depression,hip hop,i
Sonnet for the little girl with no doll Sonnetloneliness,
Poetrybook Rhymepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
Seeking Serenity Rhymeappreciation,life,nature,
Storm Brewing Free verseanxiety,emotions,feelings
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
The Last Time I Saw Him Rhymelost love,
Neanderthal - for half eleven contest Rhymehistory,science,
Playing Ball Rhymeadventure,baseball,fun,ga
Last Kiss Rhymebeauty,death,earth,holoca
Sylvia's Double Life Free versecrazy,fun,humor,humorous,
Busy or Not Rhymeme,
INFINITY Acrosticbeautiful,god,night,spiri
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
My Lady Personificationaugust,Lullaby,
Boy oh boy and a girl Rhymeadventure,boy,childhood,c
Broken People Free versepeople,
Unbound Rhymelove,lust,passion,
Baby Birds Free versemother daughter,
YES DEAR LOL Rhymehumor,marriage,
I've Never Heard Snow Villanelleimagery,seasons,winter,
Winter Walking Blues Free versebrother,childhood,dad,dea
A Little in Love Rhymebetrayal,dark,desire,hear
Rainbow Blind Rhymedepression,emotions,sad,s
SILENCEFUL Free verseappreciation,fantasy,hear
Maniac President's Song Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,ment
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 A Heap Rhymenonsense,
Writing in Invisible Ink Free versesilence,
Cardinal Sonnetfarewell,grief,
An American in Paris Limerickfrench,funny,humor,humoro
Influence of Chagall Sapphic stanzacelebration,love,romantic
Einstein's Bent Lines Limerickfunny,humorous,math,scien
Third Person Rhymeanxiety,depression,intros
Puff the Poker Princess Limerickfunny,humorous,
Dunes Correctional Facility Free versedepression,history,sad,
Trim Trimmer Chicken Dinner Winner Rhymecharacter,confidence,cool
PRICELESS Free verseappreciation,house,husban
Bouncing That Gut Feeling Free verseemotions,feelings,
Why I Write So Open Rhymefuture,
Star of the Show Rhymeidentity,life,people,pers
Beautiful Life Rhymecommunity,culture,happine
Poetry Sonnetappreciation,imagination,
Cities of Sonnets Free verseappreciation,creation,jou
Don't Bother Me Rhymecommunity,funny,how i fee

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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 India Flag India Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
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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
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
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Michael Wise United States Flag United States Read
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