Today is National Poetry Day and a few members of the Lapidus team wanted to share with you poems that mean something to them.
Like those fizzy yellow treats, Tee Francis’ poems are often bittersweet - and sparkle with wit.
She explores the personal and the political: poems about cotton buds, left-over Christmas trees and insomnia jostle with a cleverly rhyming Ode to Jeremy Hunt and a satirical monologue in the voice of a Brexit-voting ex-pat who – surprise, surprise - prefers to live in Spain. There are tenderly erotic love lyrics (Hymn for Him, Communion, Silent Treatment) and poems which celebrate the beauty of the Dorset countryside where she lives (On Walking to Fleet Church). There are some very funny poems which were written for Spoken Word performance but, even on the page, made this reader laugh out loud (Slots, Forbidden Pleasures).
Peace and Palindrome
A poetry writing workshop at
Canada Water library, London SE16
Saturday April 21st 1.30-4.30pm
A small low cost workshop for both new and experienced writers of poetry, facilitated by Alison Clayburn, a poet and fiction writer with thirty years tutoring experience.
This workshop will focus on a topic: peace and then a particular form of poetry: palindrome