Gardens inspire poetry, poetry inspires Gardens.
The urge to be creative during lockdown has been fuelled, happily, by many tv programmes, blogs and online memes. Hopefully the creativity will not be lost as we emerge slowly from our hibernation.
The radio poet Ian Macmillan, the Barnsley Bard, works extensively with arts groups in Yorkshire. Attached is a document (.pdf) with some really useful prompts and exercises to get our poetry going – whatever age we are.
One of the styles of poem popular in victorian times was the ‘Acrostic’ .
We’ve had a go — how about you?
Here is Ian’s
Here is ours