Pop Up Poetry

Posted on

Voices into the Dark

 

(1)

Voices Going Under

Stomach in knots…

A leap in the dark…

Exciting!

Excited!

Will it be cold?

Will it be damp?

Damp?

Will it be dark?

Dirty?

Stinky?

Not sure what to expect…

Mysterious,

Curious what life was like,

Apprehensive! Apprehensive! Spine-tingling, apprehensive…

Butterflies…

 

(2)

Voices Resurfacing

 

A leap in the dark,

Wow! Wow! And more Wow!

It was good…

It was cold…

It was exciting…

It was very noisy…

Brilliant,

A leap down the shaft,

Dante’s Inferno,

Brutal:

Life I’ve never seen,

Couldn’t imagine a life like that,

Children working in the dark,

Hard living back in days.

Tour was very good,

Guide was funny,

Liked the Yorkshire accents

(Real!)

Fantastic…

Back next week!

 

This poem has been made out of words and phrases from people waiting to go underground (1) and their reactions on returning to the surface (2).

Poem Constructed by: Claire Crossdale, Jean Hales and Dave Alton

Posted in Volunteering

0 Comments

Please leave a comment using the form below

Post a comment

Sign up