Thursday, 22 June 2017






                          

Good Night

As the moon rocks you to sleep
across the oceans of the night
may you drift away on your dreams
and awake refreshed in the morning light 


© Lissie Bull 2017



Garden Angels

down among the plants

between the green leaves
watchers are guarding
the flora and the fauna

sweet little angels

all tiny and pink
only just visible
their eyes all seeing

protecting vegetation

disguised as a flower
perched upon the plants
so wonderfully clever

delicately patterned

in pink and purple
swaying in the breeze
these sweet little angels!


© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo taken by aleexdee found on deviantart

Wednesday, 21 June 2017





Lackham













Land based education
All throughout the year
College life that's fulfilling
Knowledge and life skills
Having fun while learning
Animal care and agriculture
Mission accomplished.

© Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017



Childhood Memories


The little things remembered
when once I was a child
of using our imaginations
how we laughed and smiled

Waiting at the village green
for the school bus to come our way
no computers or mobiles seen
chalk boards, the order of the day

After all the chores were done
we played outside in all weather
go-karts, rounders or hide-n-seek
as long as our gang was together

Our pocket money seemed a lot
down the sweet shop with our friends
blackjacks and lemon sherbets
all stocked up for weekends

Sleep overs and picnics
or helping out on the farm
getting muddy or a cut knee
all was good, no need for alarm

It`s a shame it`s not like that now
kids seem to grow up too fast
they should hold on to their childhood
enjoy themselves and make it last


© Lissie Bull 2017










Guardians of Nature

Sweet angels of the earth
fluttering through flowers
while sprinkling fairy dust
brings happiness to all
wings sparkling in sunlight
as fairies skip and dance
opening up scented buds
in the colourful dawn
then lighting up fire flies
as twilight settles in
looking after all we have
these guardians of nature
the heart and soul of life
sweet and gentle fairies

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 19 June 2017


Summer warmth


Still in the summer haze
whimsical clouds up night
wafting past the afternoon
leaving trails across the sky

dotted along the horizon
cherry blossom is seen
bright colorful foliage
explosions of vivid green

an air of expectation
can be felt all around
Mother Earth is waking up
new beginning to be found

chirpy birds on the wing
croaking frogs in the garden pond
and skittish cats chasing flies
summer fun watching all respond

sat listening to the sweet sounds
soaking up the warmth of day
hard winters are in the past
summer time is here to stay!!


© Lissie Bull 2017

Image from cappersfarmer.com


Sunday, 18 June 2017





Warming Strength

A blade of grass stands tall
swaying in summer breeze
absorbing warm sun rays
taking strength from its power

Like that singled blade of grass
I stand tall in the knowledge
that you are my ray of sunshine
instilling warmth in my heart 

(c) Lissie Bull 2017



Watching...

can you see me? I`m hiding here
 I have my eye on you, my dear
laid down low, keeping very still
as I wait for you on your window sill!


© Lissie Bull 2015

Image by StacyD on DeviantArt

Saturday, 17 June 2017





Soul Adrift



As you tip toe through my emotions
tread carefully upon my heart
though I thought I could stand alone
my inner soul is falling apart

cast off into the ocean`s tide
forever to drift without a cause
floating with no destination
all I`m left with, is remorse

passions snubbed out completely
no rudder to guide my way
a lost soul aimlessly afloat
wondering if I`ll get there some day !

© Lissie Poems 2016
image found on pinterest.com

Friday, 16 June 2017








Cricket

eleven aside, dressed in white
bat in hand and stumps at the ready
willow on leather hit for a six
with an umpire the game`s all steady !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017






Horse Racing

The sheer thrill of the pursuit 
galloping along the race course
dressed in their owner`s colours
riding together, jockey and horse


© Lissie Bull 2017




Wednesday, 14 June 2017





Remembering

Memories are on my mind
sadness had engulfed me
touching my soul deep within
missing your tenderness
you`ve been gone too long
when will we be together again ?



© Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017





Butterflies

Brightly painted paper wings 
fluttering in sun light 
long tongue feeding on sweet nectar
creating a wondrous sight
reds, whites, purples and blues
all captured in silent flight


© Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Like glittering
dust on Fairy wings
Little girl`s dreams are
full of magical things


Like sprinkling
dust on Fairy wings
Little boy`s dreams are
full of mystical things



© Lissie  Bull 2016

Sunday, 11 June 2017




Evening

after the bustle of a busy day
it`s time to lay down my pen
let sleep recharge my mind
for tomorrow new pictures will form
and flow freely through my pen across the paper !


© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on theindianexpress




Skiing

a winters past time in the snow
dressed in brightly coloured ski suits
weaving precariously down the piste
trying to look good in goggles and boots !


© Lissie Bull 2017













Sun and Moon!


The ying and yang
of day and night
the sun and moon
for both are bright

by day the sun
by night the moon
with dark and light
that change too soon

with sun up high
and night will creep
while some do play
others will sleep

our earth is lit
from far away
as we rotate
throughout the day


© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on Facebook 2017

Saturday, 10 June 2017




Paper Memories

Words that form a great book
each sentence so neatly penned
starting at its beginning
not knowing where it will end

never judge this book by it`s cover
instead, flip through and you`ll be
taken on a marvelous journey
where you can roam and be set free!

© Lissie Bull 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017




Tug of War !

Two burly teams ready for war
gripping on tight, ready to begin
heels dug in deep to take on the fight
Heave ho ! Here they go, whose going to win !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017




General Election

They called a general election
fifty days of hard campaigning
with battle buses all deployed
will May see her power waning?

every seat is harshly fought for
from greens, blues, oranges and reds
Great Britain is awash with colours
as they all try to turn our heads

leaflets shoved through letterboxes
there`s so much negativity
all we want is to know the facts
fill our live`s with positivity

voting day came around real quick
with x placed on the voting form
now we`re waiting for the results
this is the lull before the storm

© Lissie Bull 2017





Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Floating Moon

seen from across the waters
reflected upon its surface
this bright celestial orb  
floating onward with purpose

dark mottled markings seen
through the silhouetted branches

stars shimmering in the night sky
all bidding for their chances

onward through the night it flows

lighting up its pathway 
mirrored from above and below
travelling on until break of day

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest







Tuesday, 6 June 2017




Publishing

I have been lucky enough to have some of my poetry published in five anthologies. Two have been charity anthologies which is simple fantastic. It`s such a wonderful feeling and I feel very honoured as it was my ambition.

Now I am working on a book of my own poems. Not an easy thing to do, as poetry can be hard to publish.  However I am determined to do this and won`t give up.

First of all, I went through all my poems and worked out which ones I thought would work in a poetry book.  Then I whittled these poems down to a manageable amount, around 35 poems.

Secondly, I read through these poems, edited them and got them all written out in the same size and style font so they looked smart.  This took me longer than I thought and I also found myself amending these poems slightly.   I then started to workout what order I would like these poems to appear in the book.

Thirdly, I wrote a profile about myself and how I came to take up poetry about 10 years ago.  This was harder than I imagined, but I was determined to get this part done well.

Fourthly, I laid out my poems, one to each page. I even chose a few photos to be scattered throughout the poems to add colour.  The hardest part was finding a photo of myself, that I liked and would be acceptable for the profile.

Fifthly, the cover needed to be designed. I am struggling to find a wrap around photo, one that I can use without copyright and that will be clear and also be meaningful to me.  I have been looking through all my photos, but as yet I`m still looking for one.   

Once this is done, it`s only the title and other important information that needs to be added.  Then and only then will I be able to publish my first book of poems.   This book will be available as an Ebook and also in paper form too.

It`s all very exciting and yet frustrating too.  However I love a challenge and this one is certainly a challenge.

I will keep you all posted as t how I get on and when the book is finally completed and published.

Lissie 







Writer`s Block

Everyone has their good days and bad days, it is the way of life.
It`s the same with every crafter, some days you can be inspired to create new creations and others you just can face it at all.

Well it`s the same for writers.

Inspirations comes from many different directions, images, colours, words, events or even emotions. One day the artist can pick of their brush and paint a master piece, other days they can`t even look at the canvas.  

For me it is the same, one day my pen will be active and the ink flows freely, other days I am unable to write a thing. my mind is a blank, nothing is inspiring my pen to dance.

There are many reasons for this to happen to craftsmen and women, emotions, illness or the will to create has gone for a while.  Painting or writing can not be forced, for then it will be false and does not flow from the heart within.

Sometimes it is best just to walk away, do something else for a change, take your mind off the problem. Recovering from writer`s block is not a set process though and can vary in the amount of time it takes for you to be inspired again.  Don`t let it get you down though, as this can make it worse.  Instead be patient and go with however you are feeling.

Most likely the problem has been triggered by an event that has effected you in away you didn`t realise. This could range from an argument, illness, disappointment or even just tiredness.  Try and rest and not panic about it, as this is perfectly normal and can happen to anyone in their life time.

Once this has rectified itself, don`t go into overdrive and write as if you have to catch up for lost time. Give yourself a bit of space to get back into your stride and slowly build up your writing again.

I am always grateful when I can write once more and thoroughly enjoy the ability to pick up my pen and feel it dance across a clean white sheet of paper.

Lissie


Beauty of nature

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

a personal emotion everyone feels
of nature, wonder is so abundant
textures, scent and amazement always appeals

Mother Earth so cunning and versatile

each delicate detail so pleasing to the eye
from tall oak trees to a hidden rose bud
all living things look to the sun high in the sky

Each velvety petalled flower unfurling

tender little bud that explode into flower
revealing this rose in all its full glory
gentle to see, yet its thorns shows its power...

© Lissie Bull 2014 

image taken by Phreme found on DeviantArt


Monday, 5 June 2017



Black on Yellow

across the wooden floor
a streak of yellow light
stretching from the window
so warming and so bright

out of the summer sun
there`s shadows all around
hidden from the warm light
cool darkness can be found

black surrounds, yellow warmth
the contrast is so strong
temperature and colours
but sadly won't last long

laid in the center here
sunning his sleek black fur
stretched out in sheer bliss
contented just to purr


© Lissie Bull 2014


Saturday, 3 June 2017





Along the Shore

Published by Lost Tower Publications newest  published anthology.

This is a collection of poems about the shore line, sea and beach.
My poem, Ocean`s Time, had been included in this anthology.

If you would like a copy, then please feel free to order a copy by clicking on the link below. 


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Along-Shore-Selected-International-Poets/dp/1545360871/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496504476&sr=8-1&keywords=along+the+shore



I did it again !

I opened my mouth
and shoved my foot in tight
making a mess of it all
can`t seem to do anything right !

it would appears
I say the wrong things
always at the wrong time
oh dear how this stings !

will you forgive me
for repentance is needed
what should I do
advise should be heeded !

this pain in my guts
steadily eating me away
just want it to stop
and start a brand new day !

© Lissie Bull 2017 

Friday, 2 June 2017




Evening cruise

gently rocked by the rhythms of the ocean
with each wave lapping the boat`s side
the sky is a blaze with bright vibrant reds
as a cool evening breeze flows in with the tide.

listening to the slap of water against wood
as each little wave travels on its way
while the sun dips below the horizon
slowly reducing the tensions of the day

darkness slowly creeps over the lake
and a bright summer`s moon starts to rise
music is heard drifting across the water
creating a wondrous scene to the eye !

good company and a glass of cool wine
sparkling lights reflected all around
so as the night takes over and all is quiet
peace and tranquillity is found !

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on makemytrip


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Morning lie-ins 

A shaft of morning sun light
drifts across the duvet covers
creating patterns as it moves
revealing the sleeping lovers

Bleary eyed and so reluctant

to take advantage of the day
hair spread across the pillow
maybe later would be okay

Curled up warm under the covers
as the sun rays move slowly round
snuggled in together they stay
birds singing, the only sound

Far to comfy to make a move
much better to stay and snooze on
another half hour won`t hurt
morning lie ins are much more fun!

Best time of the day!!

© Lissie Bull 2014


Wednesday, 31 May 2017












Summer Memories

sparkling light and fluffy feathers
a swish of breeze in sunny weathers

song birds singing from branches up high
blue skies, bright sun, oh for a gentle sigh

strawberries and cream served with lemonade
sat on a picnic blanket in the shade

children running, laughing all around
playing hide and seek until they`re found

shapes in the clouds or making daisy chains
watching the trails made by airplanes

these are the memories I hold so dear
wonderful summers from yesteryear!

© Lis Bull 2016
image found on thepluspaper.com