What is poetry town?

Poetry Town began in 2015 with a weekly poem displayed in the window of Kirkdale Bookshop. Following overwhelmingly positive responses from customers we have decided to partner with Sydenham Arts to build on the idea and fill Sydenham with poetry­ not just by famous poets but by local people, both young and old.
Ablative Absolute by Vasilis Balaskas (1962 - )
12th June 2019

Once the castle had been slighted

I booked rain for 7.30,

Knowing it would arrive late.

Ash clouds blew away from the land.

                  dark the sky

                  red the wine

                  black the wine-dark sea

None to greet the morning.

Pink that pools in your abandoned glass.