A few weeks back I came across The Poetry Takeaway who offer to write custom poems for free to anyone brave enough to approach their stall. When I say “came across” I mean I deliberately went out on a hunt for their stall because the idea of someone writing me a poem simultaneously intrigued me and promised to stroke my ego a little. I was assigned
poet chef Dan Simpson to whom I gave my Mild Concern business card (yes I have business cards!) and the brief of writing a film related poem with the title “Mild Concern”. An hour later he had written the below:
A twentieth century drumroll please
cast pearls before the asteroid theme
roar into opening credits
fade from black to silver screen.
A mouse moves across a desk
a finger is depressed
machines carry out their orders
a loading screen is refreshed.
There’s something slightly worrying
like a secret and wild slow burn
the atmosphere is lightly anxious
this is a case for Mild Concern.
Oh yes, we have our own official poem. Take that other film blogs!