You try to write

6BDF702C-8DF9-41C5-B41E-14441D91CC39Modelled on Wendy Cope’s poem ‘Some More Light Verse’

You have to try. You try to write.

Your writing’s trite. You drink, get tight.

You struggle to improve your books.

You post a poem. It gets no looks.

You eat some food. You post some junk

You drink some more. You’re slightly drunk.

You read a bit, you walk, you dream.

But nothing works. You want to scream.

You don’t know what to do, you cry.

You’re running out of things to try.


You scratch your head. You try to write.

You try to eat and drink what’s right.

You fidget lots. You make a plan.

You long to write. You know you can.

But nothing works. You want to scream.

You walk some more. You read, you dream.

You eat, you drink. Still no one looks

You struggle to improve your books.

You can not see the point. You sigh.

You try to write. You have to try.


3 Day Quote Challenge – Day Two – “Two Cures For Love.”

6BDF702C-8DF9-41C5-B41E-14441D91CC39.jpegThanks to TravelBug, for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Check out this entertaining travel blog if you haven’t already.

via 3 Days Quote Challenge:-Day


1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)

3) Share why this quote appeals so much to you.

4) Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

My second Quote comes from my favourite modern poet Wendy Cope.

Forget haiku’s, tankas and various Japanese forms and limericks I can do without. This is my favourite short poem. Not inspirational I’ll admit but witty and succinct.

I love Wendy Cope’s work, most of which is rather longer than this. It is technically brilliant, with its complicated rhyme schemes and compelling rhythms but light hearted and accessible. If you haven’t explored her work I’d recommend it.


“Two Cures For Love” by Wendy Cope

1. Don’t see him. Don’t phone or write a letter.
2. The easy way: get to know him better.

I hereby nominate:-