The Humber Mouth - Hull Literature Festival 2000 - Thursday 9th November - Sunday 19th November 2000
Open Poetry Competition


Mined, Crushed, Assayed, Passed.
Smelted, Melted, Slagged, Cast.

Heated, Soaked, Cut, Rolled.
Stripped, Drawn - Hot, Cold.

Hardened, Treated, Tempered, Honed.
Coiled, Oiled, Coated, Chromed.

Tapered, Helical, Open Ring.
Costed, Packaged, Beautiful, SPRING.

David Seddon, Bury St.Edmunds (Suffolk)

"This poem needs reading and re-reading and it needs to be oiled until you are bouncing on it. To me, it is a perfect example of form matching content; every word leads to the shape of the finished product - {{{(Boing)}}}"


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