(after a performance at Bamburgh Cricket Pavilion in by the Northumberland Theatre Company)
the hall as you found it.
A mop and bucket
can be found to wipe up spills. Please
leave six tables at each
end. Green chairs down the sides. Red chairs in the cupboard.
Empty the rubbish.
Switch off the heating.
Check that you have not left the taps running away with themselves. Do not stack
the chairs in the hall but scatter in the dunes or below the castle wall. Pull out all plugs
from your ears and your noses. Pull up the blinds.
Leave the kitchen hatch
open-minded. No football studs
or cricket spikes. No village harlots or hockey frights. Switch off the lights.
Sarah Moor recently moved back to the North East after time living in London and Australia. She has an MA in Creative Writing and started writing poetry seriously in the last 2 years.
Pavilion is from a body of work, V-Notched Tales, a collaboration with a local photographer, Sara Allason, about Northumberland activities and buildings. We exhibited at Alnmouth Arts Festival 2012 and Amble Puffin Fest 2013. V-Notched Tales also exists in a limited edition art book.
Sarah is a founder member of the Newcastle poetry critique group The Brown Room and reads her work at the monthly Bailiffgate gatherings at Alnwick. She is currently working on a series of Train Poems.
Follow the link for a list of other Poems of the Month.
Pavilion © 2013 Sarah Moor: used with permission.
Copyright of this poem remains with the poet: please do not download or republish without permission.