Poetry Course

I completed a poetry course of five evening at Hamilton House. It was run expertly by Fiona Hamilton. There were about 7 signed up with most of us making at least four of the sessions. Having never studied poetry as an adult and only written one poem, it was very enlightening. 

We performed several small excercises such as using short sentences, found poems and using particular repeating motifs. Here is one I came up with using numbers.


Rocket Man

10 seconds to lift off

9 months of training

Eight hundred checks to make

7 months to mars


6 buckles to close

5 people hugged goodbye

4 men on board


3 g’s of force

2 languages to speak


One way trip