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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 9:41pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
    Little Daisy cat was sitting
    in a sunny flower bed
    for her husband
    she was knitting
    purple trousers striped with red
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 10:42pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
    Excellent colour choice there, Daisy...:)and briiliant poem, NN!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:11am (Jun 4th 2009)
    :thumbup:Yep NN great poem and I agree with CC excellent colour choice my 2 favourites.
    I will get writing too.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 8:40am (Jun 4th 2009)
    Sootz found a spider in the bath
    It tickled his nose and made him laugh
    He tapped it with his mighty paw
    Now the darn thing dont work any more
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:09pm (Jun 4th 2009)
    Eric's gone on holiday
    Having lots of fun there
    But he'll be cross when he comes back
    As cats have pinched his armchair...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 5:23pm (Jun 4th 2009)
    Ha ha well cool keep them comming then we can do a Hen cam book of poems
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 6:50pm (Jun 4th 2009)
    Ooo I have a poem about my cat called Jemima well I didnt write it , my grandad did on a little piece of paper and gave it to me about 2 weeks before he died last year hmm lemme go get itt ook

    There once was a cat called Jemima ,
    Who never would look behind her
    Till one day in the dark she heard a loud bark ,
    Then the next doors dog bit her tail to remind her.

    Now she always looks round with her nose to the ground
    incase some creature is walking behind her :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 7:57pm (Jun 4th 2009)
    Oh Vicki that is a real good little poem about your cat I really like it and what a nice thing to treasure from your Grandad.
    I am trying to think one up about my cat Sylvi now, but she wont help me. She is like that sometimes. ha ha
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 3:23pm (Jun 5th 2009)
    Welcome my dear yes leave your fleece there,
    Cos I'm Sylvi and I like to make puddings.

    I can treadle my paws for hours and hours,
    Cos I'm Sylvi and I like to make puddings.

    I'll make it all flat and then bring up the nap,
    Cos I'm Sylvi and I like to make puddings.

    But enough is enough when it's coverd in fluff,
    Cos I'm Sylvi and I like to make puddings.

    Oh is it time to go? we're are sorry you know,
    But it's Sylvi and she likes to make puddings
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 5:52pm (Jun 5th 2009)
    Ha! I like the bit about 'covered in fluff' - that was like me this afternoon; I went to a Macmillan Cancer Tea Party and Maggie's ginger cat was in attendance. When I left I looked as though I had ginger legwarmers on! :D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 5:57pm (Jun 5th 2009)
    Ha ha hope you didn't have to go on somewhere else afterwards. With three big fluffy cats every thing in our house is fluffed up. When were had our picnic on Tuesday Teddy found a cat hair on his fork and the cats were not even with us !!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 7:22pm (Jun 5th 2009)
    Eric is always amazed at the amount of cat hair that migrates to his car. I told him that the cats pinch his keys and go joyriding at night...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 7:37pm (Jun 5th 2009)
    Ha ha that would be just like a cat to do that. Kimmi wanted to go outside and help me close the hens up last night and I said NO. so he waited till I was comming back in and shot out mega quick. I almost shut his head in the door. He was a sod to catch as he knew he was naughty. I couldn't leave him out there as he is an indoor cat and has no real idea about outside stuff.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 9:08pm (Jun 5th 2009)

    Keeper of the hens

    Sid is a snail
    As slow as can be
    But he sure is a cutie
    Especially to me
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2009 11:48am (Jun 6th 2009)
    LOve the poems NN and Red, both quite different but equally descriptive.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2009 8:17pm (Jun 6th 2009)
    Kimmi loves to go into the garden,
    He smells all the flowers with glee,
    He once got chased by a bumble,
    now he's scared of any old bee.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2009 9:17pm (Jun 6th 2009)
    Poor little snail he is so sad and alone,
    nobody wants him he's no name and no home.

    Then he finds Jay who says come with me,
    I'll take you to Mum she will fix you some tea.

    Now he has a nice home and is as happy as can be,
    He knows he is loved and his name is Fluffy.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 5:10am (Jun 7th 2009)
    NN those are such fun, poems are an ideal way to take a little snapshot at something with words.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 10:34am (Jun 7th 2009)
    Thank you, it is a fun way to make something very ordinary into something a bit more interesting. Sometimes you get help from the pet with things they do or you happen to notice. I was hoping more people will join in so come on every one have a go there is no prize I am afraid, but you do get your poem in print here !!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2009 10:15pm (Jun 8th 2009)
    I'm fair sick of all this rain,
    Said Auntie Beak to Lady Jane.
    A big drop just went down my neck,
    and my feathers are soaking wet.
    Here we are hunched under a bush,
    all our pellets have turned into mush.
    But you know what? my feet are so clean,
    The cleanest clean they've ever been.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:20am (Jun 10th 2009)
    Another goody NN.
    I will be offline, am not around for a few days so will have to get Trevor to keep me updated re Sara and the arrival of Dennis.
    Will try to get some poetry flowing in long hand.
    cheers JB
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:27am (Jun 10th 2009)
    I will miss you and look forward to you comming back xx
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 4:15pm (Jun 10th 2009)
    Hurry back, Julie!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 12:56pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    I want a cat
    and that is that.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 5:43pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Well if you really want a pet, son
    You'll just have to go and get one...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 6:14pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Listen to Auntie Chief Chicken,
    and get out there and pick un......
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:04pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Get yerself a nice big black 'un
    That looks like NN's own Stealth Chicken...
    But of course it won't do that -
    Not even an Australian cat.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:10pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    ha ha what a splendid team
    laughed so much I split a seam
    Now please dont make a fuss it
    was only in the gusset
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:29pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    That poem the biscuit really took...
    I hope it won't upset Our Luke! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:36pm (Jun 12th 2009) edited
    Oh no didn't mean to be bad,
    didn't want to upset the lad.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:42pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Bits & Tuppence are seeing red;
    Eric's claimed his bit of bed!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:49pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    whoops oh dear well he went away
    and whilst hes away the cats do play
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:50pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    hey Ive' just had a great idea
    we could get jobs writing for Rupert Bear
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:51pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Last night my sleep was very poor
    Four to a bed, one foot on the floor...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:54pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Good job you were not under pressure
    T'was on the floor and not the dresser
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 7:58pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    My back took quite a bit of strain;
    Monday - osteopath again...:(
    Must explain it was the cats
    When he asks me for the facts...:shocked:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:03pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Be real carefull when you do try to explain,
    can't say it was Eric after the Puss cat again
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:04pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    The osteopath knows me well -
    I usually have weird tales to tell...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:09pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Here she comes again
    Says her is back full of pain
    She tells me tales of this and that
    Then she blames the poor old cat
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:35pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    And how's your poor old Daisy cat -
    Recovered from her little spat?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:39pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    She is feeling fine now thanks
    hunted for mices in mossy banks
    caught a little sweet and cute one
    and brought it home to her dear mum
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:42pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Good to hear she's feeling well -
    Although she puts the mouse through hell!
    But since it was for you she took it
    I hope you'll have the grace to cook it...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:51pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    Old Sootz he was a silly boy
    treated it like it was a toy
    lost it behind the green house
    poor little Daisy had no mouse
    could have had it for her tea
    lovingly grilled by her Mummy
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:53pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    I thought the mouse brought in for mum
    Was destined, cooked, for mummy's tum?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:55pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    The mouse you see it wasn't quite fit
    ate the hens food that had gluten in it
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 8:59pm (Jun 12th 2009) edited
    Grandad North had to work late,
    could have draped it on his plate.
    He could have had it with some pickle
    seeings as it was only iccle.
    • CommentTimeJun 12th, 2009 9:46pm (Jun 12th 2009)
    NN and CC you are the best
    all those poems - what a jest!
    Just coz Trev said he wants a cat
    it prompted you to write all that.
    A poem chapter for Neil's book
    to go with stories 'bout his chook.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 1:49am (Jun 13th 2009)
    Why thank you Kate you are real kind,
    it kept us busy and stretched the mind.
    it sure made me giggle and wear a big grin,
    Hubby thought I was ready for the loony bin.
    Anyhow I'm glad you enjoyed sharing our fun,
    Maybe very soon we will do another one.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 1:20pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    Guess what NN and her friend CC
    Got invited to the palace for their tea
    The equerry said look over here Madam
    Its the ladies we invited from Hen cam

    We curtsied with our creaking knees
    And said we have a request if you please
    A reward for our Neil he is a good man
    Something real special that's if you can

    She said how about a nice order of the garter
    We said he's lark legs so that's a no starter
    Um I'll ask Philip he will know what to do
    He will be back in a minute he's nipped to the loo

    We had tea with date and walnut cake
    I know this is not a palace cooked bake
    It's certainly from Waitrose said CC
    I buy it for Eric, Livia, Onion and Me

    I said oh look at that large posh Joanna
    No not the Lumley girl I mean the piana
    Cor I wouldn't mind having a tinkle on that
    Ok CC but we will have to blame the cat

    We got introduced to Charles and Camilla
    They were lurking behind a rather large pillar
    He said One is a such a very busy Man
    But One comes on line to watch hen cam

    Tea time passed with out further event
    So we caught the bus and home we went
    With shop bought cake and builders tea
    They are not any different to you and Me
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 2:50pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    I have to say that for yourself yo speak;
    I might be an old bag - but my knees don't creak...
    The rest was right in every way -
    I well remember that fine day
    When Liz,Phil, Charles, and old Camilla
    Had us round for a teaparty killer;
    Crusts cut orf and pinkies in air
    Neil being made a millionaire
    By all the Royals who were all a-clam-
    our to see enhanced Hencam.
    And thus it came to pass that TV crews
    Film all day our Hencam News...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 3:43pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    Ha ha that was fun CC
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 6:24pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    Little things, little minds, little trousers, little behinds...:D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 6:29pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    or in my case big behinds ha ha
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 6:58pm (Jun 13th 2009)
    I'm not saying a word...:shocked:
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 2:19am (Jun 14th 2009)
    Ohh you ladies are just GORGEOUS!!! LOL!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 8:59am (Jun 14th 2009)
    awwww thanks Jonny I think you are just the cutest
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 11:42am (Jun 14th 2009)
    Oh my goodness gracious me
    Must have been nothing on TV
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 2:47pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    now hqtrev what are you up to son
    getting us started on another one
    wasn't the last one quite enough
    did my brain in when going got tough
    Haven't a clue what was on the TV
    Had a right job on keeping up with CC
    luckily that I rarely have a moan
    but fingers are worn right to the bone
    All that typing no time for spell check
    took us way past bed time what the heck
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 5:00pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    I watch telly as I type
    So my spelling's rarely right.
    If you see postings from CC
    You can bet I was watching QVC
    Looking out for another ring -
    For cheering me, it's just the thing!
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 5:17pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    I should've been cutting the bushes down
    or doing the ironing - that makes me frown
    vacuuming the house from bottom to top
    and giving the kitchen a good old mop
    but instead I sat down to watch TV
    its fatal you know - my son called me
    would I watch Caitlyn while he washed his car
    using MY water and shampoo to remove the road tar
    but she is so funny and just a bit coy
    and refers to herself as a "good boy"
    I gave her spag bol for her tea
    then lay her down to change the nappy
    They've finally gone so I've got some time
    to check in with hencam and write down a rhyme
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 5:59pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    Thats real good Kate and turned your usual type afternoon into something more special than just writing about it in a posting. The only trouble I find if I do to many is I tend to think of every thing in rhyme. Thats how the invite to the palace came about just after CC and I did the marathon one. I heard something about the Queens birthday on the radio while I was doing my ironing. I ended up with a pencil and paper beside me chuckling away. Good job I get loads of time to myself as the ironing took twice as long as it normally does.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 6:08pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    Caitlyn needs 'Good Boy Drops'...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 7:41pm (Jun 14th 2009)
    If she is like Aurelia she would probably have a go at eating them. I just stopped her from eating the cats biscuits. The she snuck into the kitchen and was having a look at their fish. It was just lucky that I had covered it and heard her take the cover off it. She had just eaten a large banana and a cup cake as well.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 3:46am (Jun 15th 2009)
    Well any fool knows that banana & cupcake needs to be washed down with fish & cat biscuits, unreasonable you are...:rolling:
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:24pm (Jun 15th 2009)
    When Caitlyn was crawling I caught her trying to eat a kibble of cat food. She will eat anything! Mind you, I remember eating Good Boy choc drops when I was a child, and I'd sneak little nibbles of the dog's Bonio!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:35pm (Jun 15th 2009)
    Ha ha I try not to be a nasty Nanny CC. I used to eat the cow cake when I was small, It was real hard and lasted for ages. Sweets were hard to come by then, I always used to have one or two in my pocket or bloomers. Now dont laugh but we used to have a little pocket in our bloomers leg. Bomber(Gails horse) has a similar thing to cow cake a sort of sweet herb treat type of cake and they taste real good as well. I had one to nibble when I went up there the other day. Ha ha
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:47pm (Jun 15th 2009)
    Yes NN, just what was that pocket in the bloomers meant to be for?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2009 10:51pm (Jun 15th 2009)
    Your Hankie a nice lawn one for best it usually had something embroidered on one corner. A cotton one for every day. My mum used to give us a soft piece of flannelet if we had a sore nose or real bad cold. We had to put our hankies into a bucket of salt water every night where they were soaked and prewashed before being boiled.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 2:32pm (Jun 16th 2009)
    I don't think we ran to handkies in my day. Dad had big ones and we used those if we had a cold,

    In the WC we had torn up newspapers hung on a string on a nail behind the door. These were outside WCs, just a couple of doors down the street.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 2:56pm (Jun 16th 2009)
    yes Ollie we used to have newspaper squares hung in our out door as well. You strung them on a piece of string and hung them on a nail. We had a good big outdoor lav it was right down the bottom of the garden. It used to have two bum shaped holes cut into a long shelf like ledge. A adult sized one and a smaller one for us kiddies. The seat or shelf was hinged so the buckets could be got in and out easily.
    We used to have some sort of disenfectant powder that you had to sprinkle on your solid offerings. I think it was called Jeyes powder but I might be wrong it sure smelt like Jeyes fluid.
    My Dad used to sit down there doing his business and having a smoke at the same time with the door wide open.
    I can remember there used to be some awful big spiders in there. I was so scared of them and used to take a bit of wood in with me to kill them with if they came near me. I can not ever remember that I killed one though. My Dad used to say they are more scared of you than you are of them. I didn't believe that but dare not say so for fear of a clip round the lug.
    I also remember my mun always used to try and buy the oranges with the paper on them and used to use that as lavy paper, She used to save the tissue paper from things as well, said it was her little treat. Eventually we did progress to Izal paper on a roll but still had the newspaper squares as back up !!! The Izal always smelt of disenfectant and was right shiny paper almost like greaseproof paper. Dad always prefered newspapaper cos he said the Izal skidded right up his back !!!!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 6:11pm (Jun 16th 2009) edited
    Izal - Clint Eastwood bogroll; don't take no s**t off anybody...:D
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 9:46pm (Jun 16th 2009)
    CC., I'm sitting here (on a chair!) howling with laughter at the CE link...
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 9:51pm (Jun 16th 2009)
    Look out for laughter leaks...
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 9:59pm (Jun 16th 2009)

    Keeper of the hens

    Milly takes a beating
    Off Tilly every day
    Never does a thing wrong
    But Tilly pecks her anyway
    But she knows how to avoid it
    It's easy don't you see?
    For all Milly has to do
    Is pretend to be broody!!

    Doesn't fit exactly right, but it'll do :)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 10:21pm (Jun 16th 2009)
    :rolling: Brilliant! And so true...bad Tilly!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 12:39am (Jun 17th 2009)
    oh my goodness that was just so funny CC... How do you think of them I just don't know. I really wanted to laugh out loud but have to stiffle it cos Grandad North is abed, He thinks I am slightly crazy as it is so don't want to worry him more.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 12:41am (Jun 17th 2009)
    Red that is a super little poem well done. It really tells the story, We are all real good at poetry and it is such fun.