Hadrian’s Wall

Planet Pedro!


I received the following feedback when I submitted the poem to The Refenedum Rant competition run by First Scotland (not the bus/train company, but ex-Scottish Screen Firsts.

Dear Peter,

Congratulations on being a runner-up and winning £25 in the Referendum Rant Competition. There were nearly 130 contributions.

I know you will be disappointed and all judges gave your poems good scores. We enjoyed them enormously, and in particular Villanelle. I think that you have provided some of the most thoughtful lines in the whole competition, ones which deserve to be publicised and which will be repeated time and time again as a cautionary reminder. Like these

Our current times demand we adapt;
To draw the line is a 20th century disorder
The border is more than a line on the map
A wall of the mind, entrenchment, a trap.

Great stuff!


Rory Stewart is presenting an excellent…

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