Napowrimo Erasure poem kind of

I used this prompt and the first couple of parts of the lady of shallot (one of the few tennyson poems I actually like, having endured studying him at alevel alongside coleridge apparently anyone but very dead white guys didn’t exist to my one of my teachers) I cut lines and words out in order to create two word lines, this is more of a sculpted poem than anything else but here goes: 




On either side

Long fields

the sky;

the road

up and down

people go,

Gazing where

Willows whiten,

the island

gray towers,

a space

of flowers,


Slide the

slow horses;

seen her

reaping early

song echoes

river winding

the moon

Listening, whispers

curse her

To look

mirror clear

Shadow world

eddy whirls,

red cloaks

her web

still delights

A funeral,

And music,


of shadows


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About Trio

This blog is for the trio of people behind Stirred to express the directions their work is taking. Stirred is a women's poetry night where women and men are encouraged to read pro-women poetry. The thinking behind this night originated with Anna Percy, who hosts the night. Her co-host Rebecca Audra Smith and the designer of posters and general photographer Sara Ellis complete the trio. Anna Percy's poetry is usually concerned with love, loss, losing your mind, the natural world and the surreal. She performs regularly in both Manchester and Norwich. She voluntarily runs workshops and has been a performer of racy feminist poetry for some years. Rebecca Audra Smith is also a regular performer on Manchester's poetry scene. Her poetry is often described as sensual, it's subjects are the depths of our relationship to ourselves and other people. Her work is an introspective look at how people interact with the world. Sara Ellis studies a photography BA and is the designer of Stirred's image and official photographer. Her work utilises elements of street photography while demonstrating a humour and curiosity about our surroundings, both rural and urban, that brings many layers to her images.
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