NaPoWriMo 4 Brief: write a poem inspired by a dream We’re on a train platform.I see it now.It’s small,Steps on each side –Down to enter,Up to leave.And you’re there, dad.You were there,I’m sure of it.You fell.Didn’t you fall?Down down downBetween the train and the platform edge.They say that,Don’t they?Mind the gap between the train andContinue reading “Mind The Gap”
NaPoWriMo 3 Brief: write a poem starting from 10 words, then and words that rhyme with them It’s a spring afternoon and soon you will be in my room;Silhouettes breaking a sweat as we ignore the sunset.We’re awake in the cake tin we were baked in.Delicious delicious mellifluous.Awake in the cake tin we were bakedContinue reading “In My Room”
NaPoWriMo 2 Brief: write a poem inspired by a place Did you know that the dry cleaners on Otley road used to be a petrol station?One day there was a race and the road was closed.And suddenly,I could lie down on that bit of road;The bit of road between the road up from my roadAndContinue reading “The Day the Cars Stopped”
NaPoWriMo Brief 1: Write a poem using an action as a metaphor for yourself I am the dripping of a long-forgotten outside tapOn an abandoned farmhouseOn the top of a hill.Drip.Long pause.Drip. If a tapdripsAnd no-one is there to hear it,Does it make a sound?
the wind comes closer corn tassles dance up ahead i lift my arms high he crosses the river where the old bridge used to be, sandals in his hand