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Monday, March 07, 2011

An earth hour poem

Given you have the hour with the lights off, Australian Poetry invites you to light a candle and write poetry! Please get in touch with us after the event (via our website) submitting the poetry you wrote during the hour. We encourage you not to submit anything you have written previous to this time/date. We genuinely only want the work you write between 8:30pm and 9.30pm on March 26th. It would be interesting if the poetry reflected, in some way, the experience of having no electric light to write by.
For obvious reasons I will not be submitting this to the Earth Hour poems page on the Australian Poetry website.

The light is off I cannot see
The thingo where I write my verse
The whatsit I just stumbled on
That made me curse.

The light is off I cannot see
The bump I just got on my head
When I fell down or if it’s black
Or brown or blue or red.

The light is off I cannot see
The phone number for my GP
Where is the switch the clock what is
The time – I cannot see.

The light is off I cannot see
The pad I write on, what I write –
Pineapple gallivant green dog –
GOD SOMEONE PLEASE TURN ON THE LIGHT.

3 comments:

Dan the VespaMan said...

I found this rather illuminating.

TimT said...

Hey now hey now let's not make light of the situation.

Thomas Kent said...

Why not I would (Tom).

Email: timhtrain - at - yahoo.com.au

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