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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

Shed An inventory                   Roz Goddard

A punch bag of twine
A stash of teabags
My father’s spade its handle bone smooth
A brown scar where lightening came
A pair of rubber shoes
A tin for pins
A best silver kettle
A patch of grey where tears dried
Quaking grass seed
A mist of cobwebs
A corner for the fox
A tent we never used
A window of dust
A wasp cemetery
A chandelier of ivy
Two bikes reared on their back wheels
A book fat from summer rain
A cigarette pinched out
A telephone number beneath a name I didn’t recognise.

© Roz Goddard 2006 from How to dismantle a Hotel Room (Coal Press Publishing). This poem is reproduced here with the kind permission of the poet.

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