I thought I’d share two challenges that I have written very quickly this week. I always distrust things that I have written quickly and barely edited but I had so much fun!
The first challenge was to use the following words in a poem: Cornucopia, Phantasmagoria, Embarrassment, Kite and Brick
Where I Live
The middle classes live in proper glass houses
Set on immaculate lawns, all bought and paid for;
A semi-detached cornucopia of red bricked crescents
Where embarrassment is worshiped every Sunday, in the
Phantasmagoria church of England high up on Kett’s Hill
And red kites weave and dance against the low, evening sun
Before eventually coming home, to roost.
The second challenge: The Ecology of Accessible Loos – A Community Exercise in rhyming couplets.
Ode to Toilet
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t prefer to use
The spaciousness found in disabled loos
I’ve used some pretty awful ones in my time
But the most recent, had no reason and no rhyme
It was in a pub, up some stairs
The stuff of wheelchair users’ nightmares
Luckily I could walk up and got to see
Where many others couldn’t pee
I can only think it was a perfect space
For giggling girls to touch up their face
Or impatient couples on one-night stands
At least they had somewhere to wash their hands!
Still, I count myself quite lucky
At least I didn’t need a Radar key!
Both challenges set by Richard Downes and can be found on his blog at the DAO Website: https://disabilityarts.online