Poem from John G’s workshop of which I had ten minutes to join in with before work

He started with a prompt ”ten lines about where you come from” (Norfolk is the geographical answer and most of this true)

I wrote and then had to leg it to work I also got down from the next exercise ”what is your name?”: knowing your name gives you a sense of self family and place in the world it is a way for others to find you. Knowing where you live or where your heart lives is more difficult”


I come from a land of large skies

Precarious, villages falling in the sea, of floods and gales

heavy grass smelling place of flint faced buildings

 the stones keep their secrets from smoking, fumbling teenagers

where you see your destination before you reach it

the names are spelled to fool outsiders even myself

I come from the hedgerows and never far from the sea air

An uninterrupted sense of human endeavour weaving land into profit


I come from an easy breathing small place

I come of a hope that writing is of worth


About Quad

The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.
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