Just in case anyone is wondering about the random entity typing away behind the screen, my name is Ruth Ligget and I am the author of all of these disjointed rhymes.
I have for many years been guilty of writing rhymes in a rather random fashion. My greatest influence in that respect is probably the great Robert Burns, although I am by no means comparing my work with his. The comparison starts and ends with ‘we both write about anything we feel like in a variety of lengths and styles’. I wanted to share my work with my friends and anyone who is interested really. So many people find poetry intimidating, and I wanted to show people that it can be friendly.
If it makes you smile/gives you a few moments enjoyment, then I have done my job. Feel free to drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org, find me on Google+, Twitter or Facebook. Also, please comment on the poems. I will let all comments through unless they’re spam or down right rude. In which case I may censor and let them through, depending on how rude you’re being. Thankfully no one has been yet. I know my work isn’t perfect and can be improved, but I can only do that with your help.
I will try to update this site every week. Unless I happen to be in the middle of a field (yes this does happen), or having connection/laptop issues, or some other very good excuse.
Some of the work you will find here was featured in the United Press anthology ‘Ten of the Best’, but all of it is original and belongs to me. Plans are afoot for a collection of my own, which will be available some time in 2013.