As I’m sure you’re all aware John Ryland’s library (M’cr) were running a poetry competition at the end of January. For 10 days they tweeted one image a day loosely associated with love and the public could tweet how the picture made them feel, whether that be serious, profound or silly.
My plan was to create a response to all the pics, or if not all, the majority but like most of my plans it didn’t work out like that. My life got in the way, meaning I only managed to submit 1 line of poetry.
So I was somewhat surprised when I received a txt saying my line had been accepted to be part of the collective piece.
For those desperate to know, the line in question is below and was a response to the above pic,
In the heart of the dark, seek the flecks of the light.
The completed poem is currently up at John Ryland’s library. It should have been taken down but it looks like it will be up for the next couple of weeks (a bit before the end of March), so if you’re in and around Manchester city centre pop in (150 Deansgate) and have a look at it.
You can be my eyes as unfortunately I won’t be back in Manchester before it’s taken down. I suppose that’s the perils of being an exiled poet (I’m only in London).
Til next time, be nice to each other.
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