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.
4th April 2018
You cannot will intoxication, vertigo, a ravening or wild
Love. Of wisdom, I have plenty,
Like a keep of potted meats before the blizzard comes.
Of sweetness, I’ve a bowl of plenty too,
Though it’s against the law to harbor wonder
In the prison of the Post-Hellenic world where
I move easily
Miraculous and moving
On the slower barge
Up the River Hubris in the post-curiouser world.
I was a hunger artist once, as well.
My bones had shone.
I had had rapture on my side.