Poetry and Prose Round-Up: Motivating May

poetry round-upWelcome to May’s poetry and prose round-up – albeit a bit late for which I sincerely apologise! I hope you are having a great month. It is not long now until BritMums Live! Just over a month away and I am really looking forward to seeing lots of you lovely people there.

I don’t know about you but I find the month of May one of my favourites. Spring is now fully underway, summer is not far off and we have all of that good old British summer to look forward to. It motivates me in wanting to make something happen.

Diary of a Fat Bottomed Girl shared her poem on Travel which I found apt for this time of year as people start to look at where they want to go for the summer, Lisa’s Life put down her feelings on Travel in a clever rhyming acrostic, Ojos World just wanted to get away for one day and I decided to share a poem on Places – wherever they may be! Also, Morgans Milieu came up with some thoughts on the beach in her writing process.

It was heartening to see so many poems about Mothers and Motherhood again. They are always the ones that seem to warm the heart. Poems such as the ones from Mrs Teepot, Mummy Tries, Headspace Perspective and Just A Normal Mummy  – all giving us a different take on being a mum. Collecting Moments wrote a heart-felt piece on her choice to be a Stay-At-Home Mum. 

Stephanie Arsoska – one of my former co-editors – had a lovely poem published on The Open Mouse and congratulations to Sarah Miles who had a submission accepted with The Emma Press.

I have to say that I really enjoyed Rambling Through Parenthood‘s lovely poem on cloud pictures and the imagery that Mum Turned Mom‘s piece called ‘Yellow’ conjured up.

Finally, as you know, I like to finish off my round-up with something funny. Well, I have decided to share a few with you this month. Firstly, Dolce the Ulcer from Autism Mumma made me chuckle as did Bottle for 2’s Losing Weight is Hard to Do! A wonderful – and rather topical – letter to the NHS from Virtually Allsorts  and there is the fabulous My Son Seb Likes to Be Fed from Teacup Toria . Finally, I couldn’t go without leaving you with one of the wonderful limericks about Harry Potter from my co-editor, Maddie over at Writing Bubble.

That’s it from me this month and I promise not to be so tardy when I am back in July. Maddie will be with you next month. In the meantime, I wish you all well.

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About Victoria Welton

Victoria is a forty something Mum to Grace and Rex, partner to writer and actor Ross and lives in the beautiful countryside of Somerset. A blogger since 2012, she has been writing poetry and lyrics for years and has been lucky enough to perform two of her songs on stage. You can find her blog at Verily Victoria Vocalises. From there she runs a poetry link ‘Prose For Thought’on the first Thursday of every month. She is also a professional photographer, having started her business on her return from maternity leave.


  1. 13 May 2015 / 22:09

    Thank you so very much for including my ‘letter’ Vicky. I’m looking forward to catching up with those that I missed first time round 🙂