Mike Smith  - Rhythm & Rhyme  


Small-Scale/Village Hall Venues 

Performance Talks/Festivals


Afternoons oEvenings

Whatever works for you


For more information/ bookings

01430 431488

07866 259826




Please use the same contact details for enquiries about publications


I do not have a fixed fee but charge per person attending (possibly plus travel).

                                                     HEALTH WARNING        Poems can permanently alter the state of your mind.

It's the words

AND the body


I try to do this website myself, struggling from one difficulty to another! However, I keep it more or less up to date ..... and hope you find it useful.




For audiences of all ages

Mike Smith

'Rhythm & Rhyme - With Time for a Song'


I've not posted on Youtube for quite a while, now.

I am focusing on Facebook ..... and hard-copy publishing, of course!

(Just now and again on Twitter)

'Family Fairy Tales'


Christmas Fireside Stories - In Verse


For a handful of earlyish Youtube poems click - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTwcvSz6kdVIAJgaIQZMj4w

'Dreaming of Onions'


The first book tracing my - and in many cases - the collective experience of the first pandemic lock-down from March to the end of June, 2020.

















Published, May, 2021

A higgledy-piggledy website

A higgledy-piggledy mind

A higgledy-piggledy Do It Yourself

Of a higgledy-piggledy kind

Daily Poems and anecdotes, with colour illustrations throughout.



(+£1.50 p&p) 

Something a little different in the way of Afternoon Entertainment


Rhythm & Rhyme -

With Time for a Song!


Perfect for village halls ....

Rhythm & Rhyme - With Time For A Song


'Pandemically Speaking'


Longer Story Poems (including a Fairy Tale or two…)


Why Do I Like John Clare? (Poet, 1793-1864)



Do get in touch to find out more


 +£1.50 p&p

'A Tale Of Two Lock-Downs'


Poems and anecdotes, with colour illustrations, arising from nearly every day during the pandemic lock-downs between the end of October, 2020, and the first signs of easing at the beginning of March, 2021.


Pump up the language!