MOORSIDE WRITERS Poetry and Prose Evening Friday 30th May 7.30pm. With professional musical interludes Drinks and snacks at The Little Fig Tree Theatre 15 New Queen Street Chesterfield Telephone:01246 276875
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
'First Tuesday' Open Meeting 3rd June 2-4 pm
Creative Writing Exercises from the Moorside Team
'First Tuesday' Meetings are held every month except August and are suitable for anyone who is interested in discussing and undertaking practical exercises in creative writing - prose or poetry
They are held in the Meeting Room Lower Ground Floor - Next to 'Browser' Cafe
No booking necessary- just turn up
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Yesterday a proper darkness,
modest, semi-starlit. Not too showy:
no conflict between Orion, The Plough
and solar-powered 'nite-lights'.
A little light rain for atmosphere.
Spectacles spotted, sight altered,
I imagine myself
a sideways-seeing insect.
Now, in front of the houses,
those tangerine street lights
become imperious giraffes
processing, stately, aloof.
A Tesco delivery truck
that pattern pavements pewter,
in an anti-gravity movement
to shivering shed roofs.
And soon the sky lowers itself
in a bilious tumble
as if the heavens need antacid.
huddle for security?
not knowing there is no safety
in the winds irascible blunder.
The bird-table wears ermine,
car is re-designed by nomadic snow.
I shine a torch, landscape
has become a Mexican wave.
It's time for boots and sensible gloves.
Clean breath is softer than new love.
Then , in the future,
a sky perforated with brilliance
from the long dead.
This is a time of spirit,
heart and sense,