This blog has been open for 5 days, and it is time to offer my manifesto.
Manifesto stands for More Aubades (Alexandrines, Acrostics, Anapaests) Needed In Folkestone; Epics (Elegies, Eclogues), Sonnets (Sestinas, Stanzas) TOo
My manifesto proclaims that the poetry-loving people of Folkestone need and deserve more and better poetry. According to the OPS* 95% of Folkestonians go to the newsagents to buy The Complete Works of T.S.Eliot; 4% for fags/lottery tickets; 1% for The Times/Guardian/Mail/Mirror/Sun. The evidence is overwhelming. More poetry! Better poetry!
*Office for Poetry Statistics
Looking back, from halfway up the cliff,
At the sea with glittering sunlight adorned;
I say to myself it is as if
I have been granted a vision of glory;
And I stand, stock-still with awe
And ask: What more could you ever want than this?
And I answer-