Sunday, 26 April 2015

Poem for Wenlock Poetry Festival

I have spent a lovely weekend performing and hosting events at the Wenlock Poetry Festival. Today's poem is a thank you to all the organisers, volunteers and everyone who contributed to the Festival

Wonderful Wenlock

Wenlock, thanks for another year
Of poetry lifted from the page.
For Readers, Buskers and Slammers
That have taken to the stage.
From Open Mic to Headline act
Audiences have made their choices
No other place in just three days has
Such a multiplicity of voices
Thanks to the stewards and volunteers
That have helped out in all weathers.
Thanks to producers and over seers
That put the programme together.
From an egg in the nest five years ago,
Now on the wing, fully fledged.
Yes, when it comes to Festivals
Wenlock has the edge.

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