If you’d like a copy of Girl’s Got Rhythm, my first collection of poems, copies are now available directly from me and I’d be delighted to forward one (or more!) to you. I’ll sign / inscribe it / them if you wish ~ just tell me who it is for or what you’d like me to write ~ £5 plus £1 P&P in UK. I’ll work out the P&P if you’re overseas. Let me know where you are located and I’ll come back to you with the costs.
Girl’s Got Rhythm ~ a lovely gift
By Catherine Crosswell
had a dolly
with a lolly
and a brolly
she did walk her border collie
with best friends Molly and Holly.
They did find a wayward trolley
and by golly it was jolly
so they decided all to climb inside
there were no brakes to end their folly
and after a kerb to kerb volley
all sadly ended up in a ditch
feeling oh so melancholy
But mainly massive Wallies.
Catherine Crosswell © 2012
The Temporary Book-seller
A poem by Mike Alma
“How much, guv’?”
“A fiver to you, bruv’,
And you, sister?”
“Go on, make it four, mister.”
“I can’t do that, chick …
Well, maybe, if you kiss me quick.”
“I won’t do that, you stupid perve -
Don’t know how you’ve got the nerve.”
“Me neither – never mind -
Just a thought, if you’d be so kind.”
“My hubby, ‘ere, is eight foot eight,
So I think you must anticipate
An exit through that closed door, there …”
“Do you think that threat is really fair?”
“Fair or not, that’s what you’ll get,
And I can’t see no safety net!”
“’Ere I go, I’m on my way -
Flying now – no time to pray
For redemption, less it comes real quick,
‘Cause I’m trav’lin’ at a fair old lick.”
Crash, bang, wallop – stars above -
“How ‘bout two pound fifty, luv?”
N.B. Must be read in a North London accent – essential to properly comprehend the nuances present in the spoken word associated with certain areas of Ponders End, Enfield Wash and Brimsdown (Brims-daaahn) – no, not cockney … not even Dick Van (‘ello guv’na’) Dyke.
It’s launch day! At least, it was when I first put this post up! Now it’s been and gone and we had a great time, the hub got me a cake with the book cover (marvellous) and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Many, many thanks to everyone who performed and to all my guests ~ it really was a special night ~ there’s a slideshow of the photos taken by Geoff at the base of this blog.
So, for those of you who don’t know what this is all about, Girl’s Got Rhythm, my debut poetry collection, is available on Kindle and if you’d like a paperback version you can get one if you’re in the USA from Lulu ~ if you’re in the UK just let me know and I’ll send you a copy £5 plus p&p. The paperback will become available via Amazon in a few weeks.
And … there’s a wee book for wee folk too ~ published 29 October 2012 Six Small Beasties – and a Lullaby the perfect stocking filler and bedtime read ~ a week’s worth! Available on Kindle (click on the image below) or at £1.70 plus p&p from me ~ just let me know
You are cordially invited to the launch of my first book of poetry Girl’s Got Rhythm which will be published Wednesday 24 October 2012.
Andrew Owens has kindly organised a launch event ‘on the day’ and will host an evening at Drummonds, The Swan with Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP, 18:30 for a 19:00 start. There will be performances by: Worcestershire Poet Laureate Maggie Doyle, Suz Winspear, Catherine Crosswell, Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn, Holly Magill, Spoz, Amy Rainbow and Andrew Owens and I’ll be reading from Girl’s Got Rhythm – requests will be welcome.
Do let me know if you can join us for a glass of wine, light refreshments and lots of entertainment – it’s stacking up to be a great night
RSVP ~ Polly