World Poetry Day – A Prose for Thought Special

Proseimage.largeToday is World Poetry Day (thank you to Helen from All At Sea for bringing this to my attention!) and I am so pleased that Prose For Thought is on such an apt day this year.

When I first started this link, I didn’t realise that I would have so many talented people join up. I have read so many fabulous poems, some witty, some sad, some which brought tears to my eyes. Now the Prose For Thought word is spreading, I thought that this would be a great day to link all the previous posts up so that people can go on poetry overload! I’m putting all the previous Prose For Thought posts in the link below for people to read at their leisure (and hopefully comment!). The other linkers are within the link if you get my meaning! (and if you don’t, just ask!).

My poem this week was inspired by a twitter conversation between myself, Helen (All At Sea) and Jaime (The Olivers Madhouse). We were discussing how cake and/or wine fixes everything and thus, my poem was born!

Wine O’Clock

8 o’clock, we’re running late

The house is in a right old state

Tonight it’s wine o’clock


Teaching, driving, use of brain

Some drivers driving me insane

Can’t wait for wine o’clock


Idiots shout, get in my way

Purposefully they swagger and sway

When is it wine o’clock?


School pick up time, it drives me mad

Along with other Mums and Dads

We all want wine o’clock!


Homework done, let’s have some fun

Tired, she keeps me on the run

Save me wine o’clock!


Dinner done and so, to bath

Love to hear her chatter and laugh

Almost wine o’clock….


Story read and kisses a must

Goes to bed without a fuss

At last it’s wine o’clock


Sit down with him and, we know

It’s going to be Shiraz Merlot

I love you wine o’clock!

© Victoria Welton 13th March 2013

To keep the poetry love going, I have a guest poet on my blog as well this week. Andy King and I have been friends since 2009 when we met through our drama group, The Quince Players, and appeared in Macbeth together. Andy is also a fantastic ballroom dancer and talented writer. He is cycling from Berkshire to Paris at the end of June in aid of Practical Action. Details are on his sponsorship page –

My Favourite Books

He bounced high

The gold-hatted lover,

But he never caught his silver


They didn’t talk about the club

But the word still leaked,

And the world came knocking at their doors


There was fault in their stars

And the water kept running,

But the blind man witnessed her vow


The characters laughed,

Ink danced across pages

Tear stains curling their corners

Books are the present, the now

The characters given breath by our being

© Andy King January 2013


I would really love and appreciate your comments below – and please, go and visit and comment on, the poems from the people who link up :)

If you have your own poem or piece of prose to share then grab my badge code and click the link below to enter your post. If you share a link back to my page in your post then you will be guaranteed some free publicity from me! Check out the Prose for Thought page for full details.

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  2. March 21, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Wine….oh how i missed it! the first glass of red wine after having Nancy was bliss! Love the poem
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  3. March 21, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I’m loving both of these but my personal favourite has to be yours Victoria. Yes with your creative, clever word play you have subtly captured the absolute DESPERATION for a glass of wine come the end of the day. Love it xxxxx

    • March 21, 2013 / 12:08 pm

      I’m hearing you Jaime… not a day should pass without some cake 🙂

  4. March 21, 2013 / 6:48 am

    Got to love wine o’clock! That’s one downside to breastfeeding – wine o’clock is a very short window after bedtime. Love the guest poem too! I’d like to join in but was just wondering: does my Prose for Thought need to go up on a Thursday or does it not matter?
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