Poems and their inspiration can come from many different places, reveals Adelaide’s Elaine Fardell in this week’s Poet’s Corner.
Inspired by a Poetry Reading
at Ancient World in Hindley St
Last Friday a performance poetry gig
Called “Draw your (s)words”
At Ancient World in Hindley St
I wasn’t expecting very much
But the venue, tiny and intimate in a recycled sort of way
And the poets themselves – shone out
So much so I felt moved
To write a poem of my own
I haven’t written
Any poems since I was sixteen
(I won’t say how long ago)
But the night inspired me
Ban the bomb
The newsreels of my growing years flashed past
As I listened to the hearts and souls laid bare
Of a new generation who care
In a world made ugly by greed and despair,
My heart was gladdened by poets who care.
Elaine Fardell is an administration & finance manager with an Adelaide printing and cross media services company. She has studied at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, as well as Open University, and has been a school librarian in Lennox Head NSW.
Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to email@example.com. A poetry book will be awarded to each contributor.
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