A new poetical form?

The Anchored Terset

At our special 10th birthday celebration on Friday 3rd November we asked our librarians Miss Marion Hedley and Miss Helen Read to ask our guests to create Anchored Tersets, a short poetic form consisting of three words, one per line with a full-stop on a fourth line anchoring the three above it.

The evening was hosted at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, hence the letters L A P.

We originally sent our poetry dedectives out on the streets of Morpeth to celebrate National Poetry Day in October 2016. A librarian and a technology geek, armed with special notebooks, inspired the people of Morpeth to write their own poetry. Their poems have been collated into the Morpeth Town Tersets  to help raise the profile of Morpeth's forgotten treasure the Northern Poetry Library.

Read them below and if you want to find out more about the Anchored Terset visit the Northern Poetry Libraries website here.

Love

And

Philanthropy

.

Life

And

Pleasure

.
Love

Always

Prospers

.
Lets

All

Party

.
Lessons

Are

Productive

.
Lick

And

Pout

.
Lovely

And

Pretty

.
Love

And

Patience

.
Laugh

And

Pooh

.
Laughter

Aids

Participation

.
Learning

Another

Poem

.
Law

And

Punishment

.
Llana

Antelope

Porcupine

.
Letters

Are

Pensive

.
Leap

And

Proclaim

.
Large

Animals

Prosper

.
Love

And

Peace

.
Lovers

And

Poetry

.
Library

Apple

Pillow

.
Last

Avenue

Point

.
Liaisons

After

Parties

.
Lizard

And

Pauper

.
Laughter

And

Playfulness

.
Love

And

Popcorn

.
Lonely

Artistic

Poem

.
Leaks

Are

Problematic

.
Luscious

Angry

Possems

.
Lazy

And

Problematic

.
Liberation

Accountability

Politics

.
Little

Adventurous

Poppet

.
Luxuriant

Assiduous

Presidential

.
Lumpen

Audacious

Petty

.
Losing

Acting

Promenading

.
Life

And

Pleasure

.

 Laughter

And

Participation

.

Life

And

Pleasure

.
Learning

And

Participation

.
Lyrical

Atmospheric

Productive

.
Love

Arrives

Promptly

.
Loving

Affectionate

Passion

.