Poet's Corner - Win Two Puzzles from Ravensburger


Poet's Corner - Win Two Puzzles from Ravensburger

Our Poet's Corner Group is for people who enjoy writing poems.

And this month we're giving away Two Puzzles from Ravensburger for the reader who writes the Best Poem in this Group!

You'll find full instructions on the Our Friends page at: http://www.sixtyplusurfers.co.uk/friends.html
This competition has now closed - our winner is Betsie with Equilateral Viewed from the Horizontal.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition!


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Best Poem of the Month Competition

Welcome to our Poet's Corner

This Month we've got a brand new competition for our Poet's Corner Group!

We're looking for the Best Poem of the Month.

The prize is Two Summer Puzzles from Ravensburger including Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle and Crazy Cats Vintage Bus.

For your chance to win, write your poem in the Comment Wall below. The best poem will win the prize.

This Competition opens on 1st August and closes on 30th September.
Good Luck!


Comment Wall

Comment by ianhelen50 on August 2, 2017 at 17:26

Me and my Tippex

In my right hand drawer at work

I've got my bestest friend

And when I take it from it's home

It stops me going round the bend.

If I've made an error

Or if I've had a tiff

I carefully remove the lid 

And take a great big sniff.

It's supposed to be used for covering mistakes

But I really love the smell

And after inhaling a few drops of my friend

The day seems to go quite well.

So next time you make an error

And go to Tippex it out

Take a sniff from the bottle ...

Things will improve without doubt.

Comment by wildchild on August 3, 2017 at 10:22

"Hey," said the cat

to the cat on the mat,

"you look fat."

Unamused, the cat on the mat

Tilted his hat

and said "you're a prat."

"What made you say that?"

Asked the other cat.

"Because you're also fat."

Down looked the other cat

Down at his fat.

"You're right at that,

I am fat."

"But the real reason you're a prat,"

said the cat on the mat,

"is you're looking in a mirror - you're the cat on the mat."

Comment by Betsie on August 3, 2017 at 11:33


( or - the world is not round if you have a bad back)


I glance round my room, it's more or less square,

A similar shape is the chair over there,

Dressing table, mirror, wardrobe and door,

Four sides and four corners have ceiling and floor.

Three weeks I've lain here in this square wooden bed,

Quick! Peer in the mirror, have I rhomboidal head?

The book that I read, well... they can't make them round

But the squareness of things is extremely profound.

My sandwich, the radio, and breakfast TV,

The pillow I lean on, I'm cornered you see...

"Even the press," I hysterically laugh,

The crossword's all square in my square Telegraph!

Gritting square teeth, through the windows' square glass

I see a square roof and quadrangle of grass.

Then shut my eyes tightly, remuster the senses,

I've just viewed the world through square NHS lenses.

I fling them aside... myopic... unwise,

For all is still square, but of different size.

Abounding, confounding, this cubism hovers,

Haunted by angles I dive 'neath the covers,

The duvet is laughing with great king-sized glee,

A bloody big square suffocating me.

I claw my way out... gasping for air,

Grope for my pills but their box is square,

The phone and its buttons, the photograph frame,

What shape is time?  The clock's just the same.

Demented, I crave for a curve or an arc,

Straight lines, horrendous!  Corners are stark!

A gleam of redemption shines thro' its fringing,

Curvaceous light bulb prevents my unhinging.

And the soft line of daffs in a vase on the sill

(Now crispy and brown) once Wordsworth's thrill.

My eyes move to bedpost through tear-misted pain,

Aaah... lovely round knobs, you help keep me sane.

Comment by Joyce Threadgill on August 3, 2017 at 12:04

When you get to eighty there’s not much you can do

BUT spending time on puzzles is great therapy for you.

I scour the local car boots to buy all that I can find

to take to my older sister, who now, is quite confined.

Because of her small table she’s restricted on their size –

so 500 pieces are the best, without dark trees or skies.

The more colourful the better as her eyesight’s failing fast

and too much sky, sea, or grass, has proved difficult in the past.

Ravensberger is her favourite maker as the pieces stay intact

and as an added benefit they are always better packed.

Comment by Brita Bevis on August 3, 2017 at 12:25

That's brilliant Joyce! I can't believe that you are now 80... I can still remember when we met, all those years ago. Good luck with the poetry comp. You still have a good way with words!

Comment by The Crafter on August 3, 2017 at 13:18

How do you feel Mrs Bailey?

I hope your old chests on the mend

I made you this mustard poultice

A recipe from a dear friend

She suffered from double pneumonia

Said the poultice worked a real treat

You put the mustard in a sweaty old sock

To generate some heat

Now my hubby obliged with his old woollen sock

Which he wore for many a day

It’s a little bit stiff and boy does it whiff

But it should take your congestion away.

Comment by Brita Bevis on August 3, 2017 at 13:21

I like this one! Made me smile!

Comment by The Crafter on August 3, 2017 at 14:47

As I was walking down a lane

I thought I smelt some kippers

I asked a lady what it was

She said, I’ve wet my knickers.


Comment by The Crafter on August 3, 2017 at 15:37

Another boring night on the telly

More repeats than a stammer

If it didn’t cost an arm and leg

I’d smash it with a hammer.

Comment by Brita Bevis on August 3, 2017 at 15:50

lol I know what you mean!

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