Ode to Fluorescent Fruit!

Creative Future, a local charity that works with marginalized and disabled writers ran a creative writing course at Brighton Museum in January. The following piece is one of the many great pieces of writing that came out of the course. More of the participants’ work can be read in the pamphlet Museum Tales on sale now at the Brighton Museum shop, price £5.

Creative Future run the creative writing workshops in partnership with Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Museum Tales, Poems and prose inspired by artefacts in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Museum Tales, Poems and prose inspired by artefacts in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Sweet trees with fluorescent fruit:

Wherefore art thou framed in the background?

But mere adornment to a bloodied street and red framed house

And I don’t know what!

The red-squared mind betwixt has placed you there,

Unable to creep or lean to a more a central placing

Without the angled diversion of the night

Gross is this lashing of paint when but a lick was needed

Or a scythe to give what-for the lashing had ceded.

Draw me in with peacock feathers and pigeon plumage

But force me not to an apparition by a bleak bleak blue

When dear sweet tree the picture should be only of you.

William Spicer

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  1. Reblogged this on H.R.M. Stoker and commented:
    Beautiful.
    – Jada M.

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