WORDSFEST is happening all weekend long at Museum London: see http://www.wordsfest.com/
Send your responses about the Festival to http://www.wordsfestzine.com/. Work for this zine will be collected from Festival-goers on Friday and Saturday, then published and launched at the Rhino Lounge in Museum London Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5pm. Whew! Here’s my poem for the zine:
Ode for the Feast of Words
Our London Muses, amused, proclaim:
Come join our Museum feast in joy
of joining, reading, weaving a way,
riding a wave, waving a welcome,
well, come in then. Here. Hear!
Attendance’s high, attention is close.
Words are our vocation, invoking
the vocative, pro vocative, calling us,
calling on us, call sure, culture, meeting
our many cultures, collected. Whatever
the weather, we conjure com pose
words worth envisioned, inclusive in
terms of the other, for all our sakes.
Describing the arc, friends collect and
meet new, gathering poets in harmony |
with other authors. Rhythm rhymes us.
Creating community, fusion delights
this spacious collective, call elect if
held in the London community bowl.
The Graces are present, spirits high.
Lift the cup and dance, sing, speak, tell
the tale told, win, write welcome.
O may the best manifest
fest if all festivity
Cheer and exult.
Hail and salute!
Photo: Toban Black