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.
From Space to Time by Carolyn Rodgers (1940 - 2010)
13th September 2017

on a day when

we were dark

and not so full of

light

we met

    what did we find?

nothing.

everything, when we closed

our eyes

which anyway

had never been open.

 

once, we thought we

loved each other

       who can reverse

    time?

we tried.

we stepped out

of space

into some new

step of distance

and fell—

and not in love.