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.
Bewilderment by Alfred Starr Hamilton (1914-2005)
3rd April 2019

For I don’t know why

I drew a line to the end of a field

I made that a slender plow

I put all of them up against a summer sky

 

Nor do I know why

I drew a line from there to one cloud

I made that a bead of sweat

That strayed and strayed against the dark sky