Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

The Poetry Exchange

May 7, 2020

I’ve been participating in this project for a couple of weeks now – sending/receiving poems via a chain of people to brighten up the day.

Here’s one home-grown effort I saw:

Being in lockdown is no fun at all

In fact it’s a pain in the butt,

People will try all sorts of things,

To try and get out of the rut.

A Mate of mine who lives in New York,

Wants me to write down a verse,

And send it to someone that I’ve never met,

Which could be the start of a curse.

If you wrote out a list of Poets,

I’d never be on that list,

So I’ll put away my pen and paper,

And go and get myself pissed.



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