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.
rainpoem by Michael Dransfield (1948-1973)
29th May 2019

three days of rain: indoors

the mind runs over some

eternal mysteries

polishing them lightly: outdoors

noticing how

even the honest man seems frail,

gentle, trying to keep dry

a loaf of new bread