The brainchild of The Whale theatre and the bould Frances Browner, Greystones’ new Poets Wall aims to put a little rhyme & reason into this town.
Having invited budding and seasoned poets to put their thoughts about living here into words, the first 30 have now been famed and framed.
Not just on the Poets Wall on Theatre Lane, but along the front of what was once the very grand La Touche Hotel.
Which is where we met Jamie Lyon, an Ontario native (growing up in a little town called Lively, no less) who moved here in 2010, so her kids could, you know, grow up in The Greatest Town In The Whole Feckin’ World.
It was whilst heading to the polling station up in St Kevin’s School that Jamie told her 8-year-old daughter all about thesuffragette sparkthat lit a national fuse down on Greystones harbour, back on October 25th, 2010. The kid was impressed. This being the kind of pier pressure a strong young woman could happily sign up to.
And when The Whale put out thesiren call, hey, a beautiful poem was born.
You can check out a bunch of those wonderful poems right here. In the meantime, we thought we’d best check with Jamie about how far she might be taking this life of rhyme…
Again, you can check out a bunch of those wonderful poems right here.