When Both Ends Meet by Alan C Hammond

Entertaining

When Both Ends Meet by Alan C Hammond is a wonderful eclectic collection of poems, all cleverly constructed and highly entertaining.

Each poem is introduced by the author. They are varying lengths from just four lines to a couple of pages.

The poems cover a variety of subjects. I had my favourites. I particularly liked Sonnet about a mother, and also the very first poem When Both Ends Meet about Santa and Lucifer. Some poems make you think – why does a gooseberry have hairs? And more seriously about the gap between the common man who does all the graft compared with those in the upper classes.

As the poems all rhyme, I found them bouncing along in my head. Some were highly amusing and I did laugh out loud.

This is a marvellous collection of poems which I thoroughly enjoyed. Alan C Hammond is highly talented (he’s also Richard Hammond, of The Grand Tour’s fames’ Dad).

I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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