Monday, 8 November 2021

National Poetry Archive 2021

This year's National Poetry competition is online now. It's been another strange year and I wanted to reflect that in some way quote my introductory text:

During covid I have been walking the Northumberland coastline. Occasionally I have tapped a poem into my phone and taken a pic - in the hope of capturing the essence of these moments. Refined later, some of these have survived. 

Lynemouth beach is a strange industrial shoreline, seeming to echo parallel worlds; somewhat how I might perceive another planet. The latest Mars probe was landing that day and the two imaginings came together.

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