We are in Glass Jars. A poetry anthology.

by Wakefield Morys-Carter in Kennington, England, United Kingdom

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I'm raising money for the World Scout Jamboree, a huge camp in North America that I'll be attending with other scouts from different places.

by Wakefield Morys-Carter in Kennington, England, United Kingdom

Petticoat

The rope of truth does not go far
You may only roam
the world you know

Paper mines are scattered
like rose petals
Each lick of ink explosive

We are in glass jars
stacked on shelves
Pricked holes on top to breathe

Is it easier to wait for the sky to fall
or take out the pins that hold it up?

Wire cats sing until they don’t
“Sing no more” says the fog

And the phonograph sits silently,
patiently,

For the bull to find its horns.

My anthology is called We are in Glass Jars, a line from Petticoat. I wrote that line with the image of people constantly on display, as if they were in a museum. I feel like many people are constantly scared of judgement and I want to reflect that in my writing.

My name is Freya and I'm 15 years old. I've been involved in scouting for 9 years and I was selected to go on the World Scout Jamboree in North America this summer. In order to go, we must raise £160,000 and a portion of what we raise will help fund lower income countries to go. I enjoy writing poetry and decided that I wanted to create an anthology in order to raise funds for the jamboree.

The book will be A5, containing at least 30 of my poems and will be soft bound with a spine.  There will also be my original sketches accompanying some of the poems.

All profits will be donated to the Oxfordshire Jamboree unit fund.
To read more of my poetry, please visit my website.

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A signed and / or dedicated A5 copy of We are in Glass Jars. All copies of the anthology will also include a new poem written on a topic of your choice. You will also receive a digital copy in PDF format. N.B. I reserve the right to ask for an alternate topic if I feel your request is unsuitable.

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A signed and / or dedicated A5 copy of We are in Glass Jars. A signed and / or dedicated A5 copy of We are in Glass Jars. You will also receive a digital copy in PDF format. All copies of the anthology will also include a new poem written on a topic of your choice and connected piece of artwork. You will also receive the original artwork. N.B. I reserve the right to ask for an alternate topic if I feel your request is unsuitable.


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