Lighten Up Online is out now. To quote the editorial, "We believe that light verse is very far from being the poor relation of “proper” poetry.
On this site you will find work by light verse specialists as well as by some of the many “proper” poets who enjoy it and write it and agree that light verse deserves a wider audience than it is normally given."
This issue includes: Douglas Brown with the remains, or maybe not, of Schrodinger's Cat; Gail White tailgating with the Greats; Jerome Betts with woollen stockings; Sally Carter helping a husband towards his fantasies; Leo Vincent journeying intrepidly to the Thames Estuary's least tropical island; Brendan Beary with a poem which took centuries in the writing; Heather Reid with some alternative LOLs for our own Little Boy Blue, David Cameron; Jayne Osborn with a key problem; Geoff Lander lamenting the loss of one of English cricket's best and most respected; Chris O'Carroll on why we are unlikely see him on an Olympic podium this year --
plus:- Alanna Blake, Jean L Kreiling, Mae Scanlan, Karen Doherty, Pat D'Amico, Kathy Gee, and newcomers Joyce La Mers, Kathy El-Assal, Lucy Brandt and Miriam Sulhunt.
plus the results of the Rejection competition and news of the "Write a Bible story in 4 lines" competition