Poem From Today’s Stirred Poetry Workshop at Whitworth Art Gallery

As this month’s theme for Stirred Poetry is Tracey Emin: https://www.facebook.com/events/920488528003682/ 7.30pm Three Minute Theatre on Oldham Street. We did a workshop looking at Sarah Lucas’ work and incorporating words and concepts from Emin’s work. We wrote a bed poem while looking at Cornelia Parker’s exploded shed and worked in objects from it into a poem, in my case they fell out dreams and add to the mess.

After Tracey Emin’s Bed and Cornelia Parker’s Exploded Shed

its low flat surface is magnet for objects

plus the bedroom is the warmest room

I often cocoon myself in there

at breakfast take a bowl and spoon

yogurt and oats half slumberous

eaten in bed, the decadence of living alone

then there is the waking and finding

the scuba diver from your dream has left his flipper

on that alive leaf throw with the holes from

the new year’s eve fire you doused with red wine

at the foot of the bed that brassy wire fireguard

my tiny hands were swept away from

at Farrow Road my first home a 30s semi

my dreams are leaking onto this bed

flash’s stolen front wheel spokes all out of whack

nestled by the cuddly hare I still need on bad nights

the hot water bottle cold and slithered past my feet

there are the duvet hidden rectangles of the

three novels I am reading at any given time

Prattchett for sleepless nights, Kirby grips

crumbs, jewellery hastily removed in the night

an empty can of irn bru rolled towards the book case


About Quad

The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.
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One Response to Poem From Today’s Stirred Poetry Workshop at Whitworth Art Gallery

  1. Pingback: My impossible leg…Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin & Cornelia Parker | Stirred Poetry's Blog

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