I’m keeping it simple and fun tonight! Welcome to the Poet’s Pub.
Do you know where you are?
You might have heard of “What 3 Words” https://what3words.com/about-us/. The developers of what3words have divided the whole word into 3 metre squares and allocated each of them a combination of 3 words. The idea is that if you are lost and in need of help you can use these words to pinpoint your location exactly.
During lockdown I was asked to take part in a project to create a plantation of poems. Katy from Courage Copse, and Bideford Library joined forces for this project. Katy chose 60 trees from her woodland and gave 57 poets the 3 words that located that tree. Each poet had to write a poem between 3 and 12 lines long, including those 3 words. The poems were printed on wood and displayed in the woodland around National Poetry Day (1 October in the UK). I visited my poem on a wet and windy day – as you can see – and it was wonderful to see it there.
I’m sure you can guess what’s coming next. I thought it would be fun to do this at dVerse. However, I’m mindful of the fact that you might not want your exact location pinpointed on a map for all to see – so I did a little tour of London for you and picked out some 3 word combos. All you have to do is choose one of them, write a poem (3 – 12 lines long), and link it up as usual. If you go to the what3words website you can find your spot in London – and you can use that for further inspiration if you like.
Here’s the list:
You know the score!