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WORTH A READ: Northwood resident shares her lockdown musings through poetry

 Published on: 3rd February 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Northwood resident has been busy writing poems to spread some positivity during these difficult times.

Carol Bastie has always shared a love for poetry and now is putting together poems about her lockdown musings to cheer people up.

Speaking to NorthwoodNews Carol said she has focused on a variety of topics, mainly how she has been feeling over lockdown along with amusing anecdotes.

She said: “The poems I’ve been writing at the moment have been trying to cheer people up and keep them happy whilst we are in lockdown.

“I’ve been writing some silly ones about how I’ve been feeling, middle aged musings and things like that.”

One of Carol’s poems centred around the recent snowfall experienced across Northwood.

An extract from the poem reads: “The snow came down in powder puffs, It settled for a while… And people made their snowmen, In their own artistic style. It made the children excited, To see this all around, It was soft and cold and sparkly, Making snow angels on the ground.”

Another of Carol’s poems focused on a dress she had bought to wear to a wedding last year but unfortunately didn’t get the chance.

An extract from the poem reads: “It was for a Wedding, Which was planned to happen in May, Then COVID put a stop to that, I’ve only just put it away!

“I’ve not tried it on since it’s purchase, As I have been in lockdown, I’m hoping it will still fit me, As I’ve gained weight all around.

“I suppose I should try it on again, And hope that the garment fits, I pray to God it’s not too tight…Or shows off my wobbly bits!”

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