Timelines: A Dozen Doctors in Verse – REVIEWED


This week my latest publication was unleashed onto the great poetry reading public. It’s a themed volume based on Doctor Who, the long-running Cult TV series. It starts with the poem “An Unearthly Child”, for the uninitiated this was the first ever episode of Doctor Who. The book ends with a poem about the most recent Doctor Who episode “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, thus the book covers from the very beginning to the current end as we know it. 

Of course there’s a new series in the pipelines which is due to hit British TV screens over the Easter weekend (when I’m away. I’m thinking of cancelling my trip! Joke. Thank God for modern technology like recorders!) 
The poetry collection covers the whole of range of the dozen doctors from Zygons to the Black Archive and Daleks to Trap Street. It’s a must have collection for any fan of Doctor Who. 

The foreword is by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Editor John Davies and the cover illustration is by Simon Brett. 

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this old toon and I hope you enjoy reading and reliving some key Doctor Who moments too. 

Kind thanks to Jenny Shirt who reviewed Timelines: A Dozen Doctors in Verse for We Are Cult

http://wearecult.rocks/timelines-a-dozen-doctors-in-verse-reviewed

You can buy the book from Amazon for £3.50 from here 

TIMELINES: A Dozen Doctors in Verse: A Collection of Doctor Who poetry https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1542770580/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rbbQybESMXEYT

A Valentines Wish – a poem

Hope you got the Valentine wish

That you were hoping for,

Did you get a bunch of roses

Or cards cascading through your door?
 Are you hoping for an evening

Of romantic gestures and signs

Ignoring all the clichés

Especially that “Love is Blind”
Are you hoping for some smaltz

Being whisked around the floor?

Or maybe a little waltz

As long as you aren’t ignored.
Maybe you hope for lingerie

And an evening spent in bed

It’s better than watching TV

And being on your own instead
Whatever you choose to do

Remember love is eternal

It’s not for just the one day

That turns “love” into being commercial
And if you don’t get

All that you hoped for on this day

Remember to love yourself

In the end of it all, it’s the only way
Ange Chan ©2015