"I like to rhyme, and tend to use strong lyrical rhythm. I play with the structure for ages, and even then I am not always satisfied. Sometimes I just have fun, or describe, or laugh, and sometimes I like to combine a really serious idea with very traditional rhyme. I like the contrast."

I rhyme

Out of time

Deliver rendition

In couplet tradition

Unknown by the media

Unlisted in wikipedia

Unfollowed on twitter

Unloved but not bitter

Past my life sell by date

Written decades too late

To be heard in a slam

Or a poetry jam

But I make no apology

For my rhymed poetology

More compulsive than fiction

Rhyming is an addiction

Where the words build with tension

By exploiting convention

Copyright Claire Baldry 2018

Bexhill in Rhyme

30 poems about Bexhill combined with local photographs...some old favourites and some new titles all in one collection Pre-order now for delivery in early November £6 per copy including delivery. All profits between now and Christmas 2020 will be donated to the Christmas lights in Bexhill