Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0333 Hungry For Romance - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Mills and Boon, Mills and Boon,
ravish me - but not too soon...
Boon and Mills, Boon and Mills,
steam my specs with bedtime thrills...



(M&B - publishers of bodice-ripper romance, with strict rules for their writers)


Comments about 0333 Hungry For Romance by Michael Shepherd

  • (3/29/2005 7:46:00 PM)

    Michael the trolls read them, that is why one of them gave you a low mark
    that is where they get there poetry from

    Warm regards AJS you (did get a ten for bravery)
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  • (3/29/2005 5:02:00 PM)

    I've just remembered: our grandparents used to call such books 'housemaids' reading'.. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2005 4:03:00 PM)

    Footnote for our American cousins: Mills and Boon are the hugely successful publishers of bodice-rippers and their more genteel bedmates. Bedtime reading for the single bed. The saviours of not a few starving authors, google them for further details.
    Chapter One. 'It all started with this poetry website I was posting on, not too seriously. There was this chap, d'Arcy, who wrote rude comments about my poems. But there was something about him...' To be continued.
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  • (3/29/2005 3:04:00 PM)

    I have to give it a 10 for the flow and brilliant simplicity of this one, Michael, but pray tell, who are Mills and Boon? :) Thanks for a good read.

    David
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  • (3/29/2005 2:54:00 PM)

    '10' for the hilarity, but I'll still take the cup of tea unless Antonio Banderas should be unexpectedly available: -) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 15, 2006


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