Writings and Witterings


Arvon ‘The Story Line’ At The Hurst

A great week in Shropshire focussed on poetry—what a way to spend time. Wonderful surroundings, no internet or service for mobile phones, so a totally ‘cut off’ few days— very restful—and I even got some poems written! Without further ado…the photos by me unless otherwise stated. Click on an image to see larger photos in the gallery:





A cause for consternation
across the conurbation, ripe
with foul frustration
and no small apprehension
our tutor’s decision
to give our destination
an historical dimension
and a path to scansion and to rhyme.

He grips our attention,
oh, vision, what description!
Torrid definition.
A brief elimination,
much eradication,
elation, condemnation,
What a combination, of like
Poets in a room Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut!

Polly Stretton © 2012

Written at Arvon during an exercise where we had to make a list of words with the either the same or a similar ending. Final two lines just changed out of mischief (!) heh-heh… 😀