I’ve started work on a new project. It’s called ‘Words on the Water’ and it’s a course of creative writing inspired by Newport Canal. Funding for this project has come through Public Health at Telford & Wrekin Council, in support of social prescribing through GP surgeries. Every week our group of friendly people come along to Cosy Hall on Water Lane and we set off down the towpath to observe, talk and make notes about what we see.
So the place is the same, but each day’s different. As someone wrote last week:
Distances are short
but thought is long.
Here’s a flavour of what we’ve created so far:
here’s willow branches dipping
kissing the canal
I saw a frog, he was playing dead
a lovely green body and a shapely head
at the black gate we’re locked out
behind the black gate, the black dog
lilies stand up like yellow lollipops
& children’s voices shrill out