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.
Dyeing by Mabel Tobrise
19th July 2017

Weave for me

beautiful patterns

and skeins of silver thread

and gossamer.

I shall sit a while longer

at your loom

while you thread together

the scissored shreds

of this fabric.

Stay at the indigo pit

and with me dip into dye

these tied patterns

of gossamer and silver.

Had I any choice

I would dip them in scarlet,

to mark the end of waiting.