Writing poetry is a joy, sharing it is even more pleasurable.
Last week poetry was celebrated with a Random Acts of Poetry Day. The day asked for people to share poetry in a public space and I was able to display one of my poems in the local village café, Tickety Brew.
Tickety Brew provides an excellent writing retreat and I often get a tea and sit and watch the world go by, pondering and writing poetry. Over the short time the café has been in business it has established itself as a meeting place for many different communities, ranging from toddler groups to pensioner groups. It also hosts various theme nights from Mexican to 80’s dance and Biker evenings.
What I like most about the café is it is keen to help, promote and foster local artists, whether they are singers, writers, painters or poets. Once a month it hosts The Vibe Acoustic Café where anyone can rock up, sing, recite a poem, tell some jokes, or whatever takes their fancy (within English Law).
It was a privilege for me to be able to display the poem (shown in the header of this post) and, judging by the above photo, the staff seemed to like it. It only cost me £50 to get them to smile.
If you are ever in the village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, please pop in to Tickety Brew, treat yourself and help a wonderful business, doing excellent things supporting the local community.
Have you ever given a gift of poetry that was well received?
It would be great to hear about it.