Language Poems

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Language and names have always fascinated me. Go on, try a couple…they might not be as dry as you fear…

        Poems about Grammar:

Apoplexigraphy

Capital Notion

Catphrases

Each Word is a Species

Fewer & Less

The First Emoji

For ‘Whom’, the Bell Tolls

Future Habitual

Ghoti

Glottal Stop

Grammar Schooling

Grammers & Spammers

Hogwash

How Now, Tao Dao ?

Hybrid Vigour

In the Nash’nal Int’rest

Jealousy & Envy

Just-So Grammar

The Lack of the Circumfrex in the British Îles

Latin Plurals

Mockingbirds

Momma Tongue

Mongeese

Oversexed

Pissing on the Pedants

Propersome Grammar

Punctilagogaloquociatude

A Qroq of Qraiq

Second-Hand Words

Shelf-Life

Stoking the Peeves

Stowaways

Toxic


Unparalleled Revival

Was, Not-Was

West Country R.P.

Whenceforth

Who’da Thunk It ?

        Poems about Language in General:

The Bard & I

Belgian Lessons

Berlingo

The Curse of the Couplets

Epeira

Flimsy were the Borogroves

Flinders

Frontispiece

A Masculine Rhyme

I Believe in ‘Yesterday’

Insults are Written by the Winners

Journeyman

Lingua Inglese

Linguistic Schtick

Maximum Maxims

Mic Check

Mongers

Monotongue

Neater by the Dozen

Omniphonics

One-and-a-Half

Ping-Pong

A pyrrhic gift (3)

RAS Syndrome

Sonic Screwdriver

Trees in Threes

        Poems about other Languages:

Appellation Celebration

Belgian Lessons

Berlingo

The Boston Stomp

Farewell, Athelstan

Flinders

Handle for a Han Girl

Hogwash

How Now, Tao Dao ?

In Kateable Hands

The Lack of the Circumfrex in the British Îles

Insults are Written by the Winners

Lingua Inglese

Monotongue

Nomen-Couture

Omniphonics

Oversexed

Rock Pocks

Scharfes Ess

Second-Hand Words

Sonic Screwdriver


Unter den Linden

Verses in Hades

        Poems about Names:

All Life Is Here

Always Known As

Appellation Celebration

Beyond Uranus

Boötes

The Boston Stomp

Don’t be a Steve

Dropping Aitches

Eye-Ee-Shah


Farewell, Athelstan

A Glut of Collective Nouns

Gods’ Breath

Handle for a Han Girl

Hannah Without the Haitches

In Kateable Hands

Jellyfishes

Just Another Joe

The Land of the Saints

Manifest Destiny

The Marks of our Being

Miss-World

Mr & Ms

The Name Not Taken

The Name of the Wind

Next-Gen

No-Nonsense Names

No Sinjun

Nom de Guerre

Nomen-Couture

Nominative Determinism

Pseudo for Two

Rock Pocks

A Rose by Any Other Name but This

Smiths & Jonses

Sons of Milka

Sorry, Elizabeth

Tilly in Potentia

Twins I Have Known

Vanity

        Poems about Places:

All Chalk, No Cheese

The Boston Stomp

Cattle Prattle

The Cester Slur

End of the Line

Et In Orcadia, Ego

Gillingas

Gods’ Breath

Hannah Without the Haitches

It’s All Good Stuff

The Land of the Saints

London Pebble

Musings on the Nature of Hadrian’s Wall

The Name of the Wind

Naymington-on-Poynte

RKO

Sluff

Snowfall in London

Sorry, Elizabeth

Undone Town

Unter den Linden

        Poems about Poetry:

Alphabet Soup

Calling All Stations

Circle Lines

The Click

Convergent Resonance

The Curse of the Couplets

Deep & Meaningless

Dry Rot

Epistophile

Epitaph

Et Ego in Ego

Eyebrow Stroking

First Eight Lines of a Sonnet

The First Emoji

Footnote

Foreword & Forewarned

Fractured Metre

Graduation Poem

Hashtag You’re It

Heroic Verse

How to Recite Right

Index of First Lines

The Last Poem I’ll Ever Write

Lost Quotations

Lurkers

Metres by the Foot

Middle Class Decline

My Mind, She Runs

narrative conflict

Necessary Narcissism

Night Shift

No Biography

Oh, this again…

The Old Poet to the Young

Oriental Droppings

Overwrought & Undercooked

Part-Time Poet

Poesy Posers

The Poet’s Almagnac

Poet’s Corny

Poetic Truth

The Poetry Competition of my Dreams

Proem to a Poem

Scanning the Last Word of Lines

Set My Verses Free !

Sex & Death

The Shape of the Pear

Some Things Are Beyond Rhyming

The Spoils of Verse

State of the Art

Terminator Traitor

Through a Dark Glassly

Transient Verses

Tuneless

Uncoupled

Unfinished

Unvolted

Vanity by Numbers

The Verse That Goes Like This

Verses in Hades

Versificator Regis

The Voice Speaks

Writers’ Block, Writers’ Block

Z for Zen