Monthly Update 21/05

Greetings, one and all.

The poets are on fire! We have started receiving entries for the annual poetry award we launched a couple of months ago.

Let your ink flow (or your keyboard ring)…

If you need to refresh your memory about the submission requirements, please visit our blog and follow the links to MUSPA.

Monthly Update 21/02

Greetings, one and all.

Opening paragraph of THE CORISCO CONSPIRACY:

My father served as a courier in the Catholic underground and was, therefore, always privy to a plot or two to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. I followed in his footsteps from the age of ten until that fateful night in November 1605 when our dream of an all-Catholic England was brought to an end with the arrest of Guy Fawkes.

Monthly Update 20/12

Greetings, one and all.

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
Consum’d with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

SONNET 73 — Number 5 of my top 10