A few weeks back, when Rhythm & Muse celebrated their 10 year anniversary at The Railway pub in Teddington, I joined in and I’m glad I did. It was a lovely evening of performances and, in addition to selling a copy of my book (woohoo!), I found a flyer for another poetry event right around the corner, at The Adelaide. For the last 4 months, a friendly bunch of poetry enthusiasts has been meeting in this fine drinking establishment’s upper room and running an open mic. They get together on the first Sunday of each month, so I popped in last night and had a really good time. Of course, it didn’t hurt that I sold another copy of my book! 🙂
To get an idea of each of these great venues, see the (admittedly low quality) snapshots below.
In other news, it was National Poetry Day last Thursday and, much to my embarrassment, I let the auspicious occasion pass without so much as a public acknowledgement on my part. Subscribing to the theory of better late than never, I’ve decided to include a little scrap here and now. Oddly enough, I more or less wrote this in my sleep. I’m not sure where I was going with it, or how it will ultimately turn out, but for now, consider it a work in progress. And, happy belated National Poetry Day to all of you.
While the strata of dust
on my regalia
with the composure
of a monarch
lying in state,