09 Nov Poems from the Poet Tree

A collection of short poems – haiku – written at the River Waveney Sculpture Trail was launched at Waveney & Blyth Arts AGM on Saturday 12th November.

The Sculpture Trail hosted more than thirty sculptures and installations and was curated by Dulcie Humphrey for Waveney & Blyth Arts.

Beth Soule, of Suffolk Poetry Society, led a workshop for writers to create their own responses to the riverside location and its artistic interpretations. Over thirty short poems by ten writers feature in the pamphlet, showing how only a few words can sum up a moment or an experience.

Here is one of mine that sets the scene:

Poet-Tree on the Sculpture Trail

Poets gather here

hanging words in the beech tree;

leaving thoughts behind.


And on a different theme:

On Reflection

Dragonfly mirrors

river water running clear,

lifted from the mud.


The AGM held at The Cut, Halesworth, from 10.30am to 3pm,  also included two keynote presentations. The first from Sculptor Laurence Edwards, linking to the theme of the Sculpture Trail. The second from Composer and vibraphone player Jackie Walduck, linking to the new Sensing Nature project which explores sound in nature and musical responses from visually impaired musicians.