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This was a question I was recently asked to answer – on behalf of Wenlock Poetry Festival and their search for the second ever Shropshire Young Poet Laureate. It was one of several questions. The answers that I and other poetry lovers gave can be found on

Unfortunately I got somewhat carried away –  there wasn’t enough room for the selection of poems that I wanted to share with everyone. So here they are now (one at a time because technology is not letting me lay them out as it should !!!)… Thank you poets xx

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES for Shropshire Young Poet Laureate 2015 IS 5pm ON FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH 2015

Domestic                   Jonathan Davidson

Having done the washing up
and drying up and the putting away
and having made the sandwiches
and swept the floor and wiped down
the surfaces and loaded the dishwasher
and set it on its nocturnal cycle
and hung up the tea towel,
I have taken myself upstairs
to the attic bedroom hoping
that I might find there
something very important
to write about.

© Jonathan Davidson 2011 from Early Train (Smith/Doorstop Books). This poem is reproduced here with the kind permission of the poet.

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