I loved the idea of holding a blog-along dedicated to poetry, so I decided to join Regular Rumination and many other bloggers for the Read More/Blog More Poetry: A Monthly Event!

Stuff And Nonsense by Gordon Bailey (to read more about him, click here) is an anthology for everyone. It’s easy to read (because most of the poems are short), full of humour and is ideal for those who wish to do a bit of light reading during their leisure.

If you have a voracious appetite for poetry, take some time off from the serious literature and read a bit of Stuff And Nonsense. You’ll exercise your lungs for a while, but please be careful not to let your sides split.

Are you among those who try to read a poem every now and then, but remain completely at sea no matter how many times you go over it? Give this book a try. You are guaranteed to have a paradigm shift about poetry.

Have you no interest at all in poetry? Then don’t think of this anthology as a collection of poems. Think of it as a collection of stuff and nonsense.

A few poems from the book:

DING

Ding Dong bell,

Puss is in the well;

We’ve put some disinfectant down

To camouflage the smell.

LOVE POEM

I held her tight,

That special night.

We kissed – a real humdinger!

I ran my hand

Through her mass of hair

And a squirrel bit my finger.

TONGUE TWISTER

I bought a pair of shoes today

But I shall have to return them –

The tongue keeps twisting

And this makes me walk with a lisp.

CHRISTMAS/SACRED

or

CHRIST/MASSACRED

Where do I draw the line?

NOTHING NEW

I was told there was nothing new

Under the sun.

So,

I looked above the sun!

MARY HAD A LITTLE…

Mary had a little lamb,

She taught it the guitar;

It now plays in a bleat group

At the local Coffee Baaaa!

THE ATHEIST

He looked at me

straight in the eye,

polished his spectacles,

and, without even a smile,

said,

‘I am an atheist,

thank God!’

A MAN…

A man knocked on our door last night

with a beard;

We didn’t hear him.

STUFF AND NONSENSE – A collection of Verse and Worse.

Make time to guffaw.

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