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About jaytale

My name's Jill but I'm Jack of all trades and master of none. I've been writing, mainly poetry and short pieces for a long time and decided to concentrate a little harder to see if I can master this at least. I paint both the house and pictures when inspiration strikes. I am a country bumpkin who loves to be outdoors and enjoy meeting interesting people.

Tea with dVerse

Such a long time has slipped by since I last played this game but what better way to restart than Tea with dVerse. Thanks to Claudia for the prompt on 5 August. It is just a bit of nonsense but … Continue reading

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A new one on me. Fantastic elastic plastic! No, a way to write a poem about a photograph, painting, statue. Not only did our tutor throw Ekphrastic at us but also Anaphoric – a poetry technique using repetition for emphasis. … Continue reading

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Blogging Olympics

I fell off my blogging bike with the new year. Been busy scribbling and sketching and doing my bit performing with Paragram but just couldn’t get back into the swing of writing a blog. My friend and BT Olympic Writer was kind enough to invite me to … Continue reading

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A poem for the New Year

The sky cries farewell to the old year – raining cleansing tears to wash the earth of last year’s sin. This, the first day of the first month, with its grey wetness offers no false promise to lift our spirits … Continue reading

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Bufo bufo – you’re out there, I know.

  When I went to check on the Valerian seedlings by the kitchen door, the plants in one container stood like a well drilled platoon. In the other, they had collapsed at one end. ‘That’s strange,’ I thought. ‘Perhaps I forgot to water … Continue reading

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It’s the small things in life

Sometimes, when life throws too much at you, it’s good to notice the small things. Things that exist quite happily without our help although we are sometimes a hinderance. The eight-legged fisher   I marvel at the fisher of flies waiting to … Continue reading

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The four P’s: Paragram, performance, poetry, prose

Can we do it? Can’t remember whose idea it was but there are 55 days to go, although any moment now the clock will hit midnight and it’ll be 54.  Some of our writing group has not ventured recently into the world of performance and I have … Continue reading

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