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Vince publishes a Poem for a Wedding

I was commissioned to write a poem for a wedding. Here it is.


Would you care to dance with me
through tunnels of trees and
lime leaves so sharply green
I fear for our safety?

Take me by the hand and
let’s enjoy a long slow waltz
old fashioned maybe
but far from false.

Would you care to dance with me
beneath boughs and
across a floral veranda?
Any dance will do
if it’s danced with you -
a foxtrot or a samba.

Would you care to dance with me?
Lead me to the floor and
embrace me ever more
in a flung back tango -
love at a dangerous angle.

Following in your footsteps
until I had to catch my breath.
Would you dare to dance with me
on a bed of fresh lime leaves?

Yes, yes, yes.

Vince Laws May 2011

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 25 May 2011

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 25 May 2011

Vince Laws invites contributions for the Living Poem

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It started as an idea. What would happen if you asked people to add words to a poem? Or substitute words? I’ll find out on Saturday 14th May when The Living Poem is launched (7.30-9.30pm) at St Margaret’s Church of Art, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, as part of the annual Fringe Festival.

In fact I’ve been allocated such a generous space there will be 6 Living Poems, with the public invited to answer the following questions:

What do you believe in?
What mistake did you make?
What makes you different?
What makes you the same?

If you send me the answers to these questions, I’ll add your voice to the Living Poems.

If you’ve written an ’I am’ poem, send it in and we’ll display it on the ’I am’ wall.

The Living Poems will be in situ for 2 weeks, until Saturday 28th May, and will presumably grow and change and ’live’ over that period. There’s a Private View on Monday 16th May (7.30-9.30pm) which is anything but private, all welcome, free.

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 16 May 2011

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 16 May 2011