To celebrate the summer solstice, November Cub set the challenge to write an anchored terset using the first letters of Midsummer’s Night Dream (as created by North East poet Lisa Matthews for the Northern Poetry Library).

  • An anchored terset is a very small poem made up of three words – the first begins with the letter M, the second with the letter N and the third with the letter D, capped up, followed by, on the fourth line, a full stop (the anchor).
  • Your terset can be as silly, serious, creative or boring as you like but please stay clear of crude or offensive content.
  • Don’t forget the full-stop at the end.

We were overwhelmed with the response and the creativity! You can read this brand new collection of poetry below.

Mystery
New
Disease
.

Dick 

Morbidities
Non-denominational
Discombobulation
.

Dick

Mummy       
Needs
Drink
.

Fiona

Magic
Never
Disappoints
.

Fiona 

My
Nearest
Dearest
.

Fiona

Marginal
Notation
Detected
.

Fiona 

Maybe
Never
Darling
.

Fiona 

Magnificent
Nessie
Drowns
.

Fiona 

Mine
New
Depths
.

Allison 

Mystery
Nightingale
Descents
.

Andrea 

My
Nemesis
Dallies
.

Andrea 

Moths                    
Nestle                              
Delicately                       
.                
Christine     
Marauding
Nightjars 
Dispatch
.
Christine 
Mother's 
Negotiate
Dispassionately
.
Christine 

Motoring
Notoriously
Dominic
.

Hazel 

Mates
Notionally
Distancing
.

Hazel 

Monument
Nazis
Disgrace
.

Hazel 

Mirza
Not
Delivering
.

Hazel 

Mortality
Needs
Dexamethasone
.

Hazel 

Marcus's
Nourishing
Dinners
.

Hazel 

Myths
Never
Die
.

Sue 

Music
Never
Dies
.

MisterDee ToYou
Must
Never
Darken
.
MisterDee ToYou

Make
New
Dreams
.

MisterDee ToYou

Midwife
Normally
Delivers
.

MisterDee ToYou

Mouth-watering
Nacho
Drums
.

MisterDee ToYou

Media
Never
Delivers
.
MisterDee ToYou

May
Never
Dawn
.

MisterDee ToYou

Microwaves
Nuke
Dinners
.

MisterDee ToYou

Moldovan
National
Dress
.
MisterDee ToYou

Mum’s
New
Distraction
.

MisterDee ToYou

My
Neat
Doorstep
.
Sarah 
Many
Need
Dreams
.
Tony 
Masked
Nurse
Delivers
.

Helen 
Munching
Noisy
Doritos
.
Helen 
Most
News
Deceives
.
Helen 
My
New
Day
.
Lucy 
Magic
Never
Dies
.
Jeannette
Magicians
Normally
Disappear 
.
MisterDee ToYou
Mankind 
Needs 
Diversity 
.
MisterDee ToYou
Might
Not
Die
.
Graham 
Maybe
Never
Dream
.
Graham 
Mornings
Not
Doable
.
Graham 
Mental
Nihilism 
Drowns
.
Graham
Music
Never
Disappoints
.
Graham 

Most
News
Dreadful
.
Graham 

Melancholic
Neurological 
Drowsiness
.
Graham 
Most
Never
Discuss
.
Graham 
Mausoleum 
Necropolis
Dusty
.
Graham