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.
Inscription for a Wayside Spring by Frances Cornford (1886-1960)
27th June 2018

ALL MEN FROM ALL LANDS

KNEEL BEFORE YOU GO

CUP YOUR HANDS

LIKE A BOWL

LET ME OVERFLOW

READ WHAT THESE WORDS TELL

LEAN DOWN AND KNOW

EACH ONE

BESIDE MY BRINK

BEND DOWN LOW

LOST SON

SAD DAUGHTER

BEND DOWN AND DRINK

I AM THE WATER OF THE WELL

THAT MAKES MEN WHOLE

I AM THE COLD WATER

THAT RESTORES YOUR SOUL