Let’s join the everyday festival –
the festival of street people walking
the festival of café people talking
the festival of bears, all kinds
the festival of waiting, a quieter pace
of clock watching, tick tock, leg shifting
the festival of sighs, all around,
notice the festival of feet, of shoes
the festival of beaks and paws
the festival of wings and berries
the festival of reflections with windows, water,of horizons, of chimneys, of roof-life
the festival of leaves, of crowds,of small blades of grass,
of glints in eyes
the festival all over town.
Rose Cook is a writer based in the South West. She performs poetry regularly. She also co-founded and co-presented the popular Devon poetry and performance forum One Night Stanza and poetry performance group Dangerous Cardigans. Over the last two decades her work has been shared through page based publication and performance. She has read, performed and presented her work in numerous venues, and at various festivals and poetry events in the UK. Her work has been published in various magazines and collections.
She is one of the Apples & Snakes poets and recently performed at the Barnstaple Fringe as part of the North Devon Festival and also at Ways With Words, Dartington. She is currently involved with a writing reminiscence project based in Devon. Rose is an experienced creative writing therapist.