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National Poetry Day: A poem by Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft

Today is National Poetry Day and to celebrate we thought we would share a poem with you from our resident poet; Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft.

The following poem won the Channel Islands category in the Guernsey Literary Competition in 2020. judged by the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage.


A squirt of blue

in white china,

an aerogramme,

azure, like skies

and as light, our

Queen’s serene gaze

westward; nothing

allowed inside –

a single hair

and my news went

by sea, took weeks –

punched in the face,

my glasses held

by Sellotape.