Poetry Blogs (2020, Mersey)
Nicola Beckett on Magic Gems (10 hours ago)
The film version of the poetry anthology 'The Quality of Mersey' had its premiere with Wirral Festival of Firsts earlier this month. The film showcases eight poems, beginning at the source and then ending at the river's mouth.
The film is available to watch here:
Saturday 17th October 2020 3:41 pm
Stockport town is upside down
Blue skies, regret for the river that was
I caught your cobble-stones with conviction
Voices from the youth skimming across the waters
Love is underfoot, under wet sand
Throw stones at the past; take care of the present; enjoy a future.
Red streaks blurring wistful meanderings
Lose yourself in the labyrinthine city
Monday 8th June 2015 11:09 pm
Here meet the rivers.
Goyt and Tame entwine
like destined lovers.
classless sixties concrete
the Mersey rises.
No one sees
this source of songs,
We hid the source
and gave our river
to the scousers.
Thursday 14th August 2014 4:42 pm