Monday, 7 November 2011

100 Poem Challenge - complete!

Forty five minutes ago, at ten minutes to midnight, I completed my 100 Poem Challenge - writing 100 poems in 48 hours for charity. Hurrah! There was much stress, and some swearing, and definitely not much sleep, but I got there in the end. Thank you so much to everyone who supported me on Twitter throughout the weekend. I couldn't have done it without you!

Here's the final poem:


There is field, and we are in it.
This is it, you say
crouching low over your shoes.

We prepared to leave as
milk bottles came
chose instead the ones
the tide brings - green

buckets on ropes
     hanging low
from our shoulders. We
find the cows out
in the field. A drunken farmer
too busy making
snow angels. We milk instead

then walk the twelve
     miles to the beach
avoiding slot machines
until our beds are checked.

On the edge of the pier
    we can begin again
to see ourselves. We dip
chipped mugs deep in buckets
     for our bones.


You can read all one hundred poems over here.

If you like what you see, please consider donating some pennies.

And now I shall drink some wine. Yes yes. WINE, and then sleep. Lots of sleep. 

Lots of love x


  1. Very well done - am immensely proud of you! Hugs from Downunder

  2. Well done - you did it! Hope the amount raised reflects the effort.

  3. Congratulations Jen, this is a huge achievement. Well done.

  4. What a great idea, and I really enjoyed many of these poems!