Thursday, 9 August 2018

Anniversary Edition

The rebirth of Poetry24 - A celebration by Luigi Pagano

When Poetry24 ceased publication
the decision caused consternation
and, personally, I was distraught
for having lost an invaluable slot
in which to showcase my verse.
The crisis couldn't be any worse,
I reflected, sad and disheartened.
Then I learnt that it'd be restarted
with a new poem by Hamish Mack.
I was so glad that it would be back
and I could put my brain into gear.
I also thought that many would cheer
the re-apparition of a good platform
that had taken all writers by storm
with a new concept absolutely fine:
poetry inspired by a news headline.
Now it is doing well after a pause
and all editors deserve applause
for breathing life into this site
and putting authors in the limelight.
So thank you to Martin and Clare
and to who the burden did share:
Abigail Wyatt and Hamish Mack,
whose contribution was never slack.

© Luigi Pagano 2018

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.