Hi everyone! Below, I’ve written a couple of verses to start off a BIG POEM about Boscombe – the area, the people, the community. Please feel free to add verses, lines, words, thoughts, ideas, comments about what Boscombe and its community means to you. Just scroll down to add your contribution in the box.
Anyone who would prefer to send an audio or visual contribution can do so by emailing a Soundcloud or YouTube link to email@example.com, or posting it straight towww.facebook.com/jamesmanlowpoet and these also will then be embedded into the final poem.
Let’s see what we can come up with for a real community poem!
Boscombe Big Poem
To build another’s dream the workers came
And birthed a town – for how could Bournemouth be
Without Boscombe, the sand without the sea?
Boscombe the seedbed of imagination
Now as then – paintings, music, plays and poetry
Still fitting home to Shelley’s legacy,
The innovation and the rhythm and the rhyme,
And beauty forged from passion. Let a region
Lend its ear to what you have to say:
Tell all here what Boscombe means to you today. . .