Meryle ups the risque factor in second book
MERYLE Reynolds loves to shock and surprise people with her poetry.
And the Rockhampton woman is hoping her second book of risqué rhymes will keep people entertained.
Writing as Meryle the Pearl, Meryle has just published her second book, titled My Naughty Poems.
After publishing My Cheeky Poems in 2011, Meryle said she wanted to go bigger and better with her second book.
She has also recently recorded her first book of poems to CD.
Meryle said you had to have a broad mind to understand the poems and hoped people would appreciate the wordplay in many of them.
"The poems that were cheekier and cruder in the first book were the ones that proved to be the most popular," she said.
"I decided to take it one step further and make the poems even cruder."
Meryle said she initially started writing by jotting down lines here and there on scraps of paper, until one day a family member jokingly suggested she write a book.
She went with the idea, starting from scratch and researching how to get the book printed and published.
"The only way to do it was to do it and see how it goes," Meryle said.
"It's amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it."
Meryle said she loved "bringing the words to life when they're on paper" and keeping everybody guessing with where the poems were headed.
"When you write something on paper it can be taken several different ways," she said.
Meryle is hoping My Naughty Poems won't be her last book, with plans to publish more.