Dark Peak winner: Grimesthorpe Allotments poem

A poem by Andrew Hodgson, winning entry in last issue’s Dark Peak jacket arts competition.

On our allotment
a small community meets
with chances to grow

Off our allotment
fruit or veg the whole year through
the best takeaways!

On our allotment
weather and work varies
but the will is constant

On our allotment
at least folks help each other
while helping themselves

On our allotment
so many autumn leaves
mean colours are reborn

On our allotment
dandelions have their place
with the other flowers

For your chance to win a Dark Peak jacket, just send in your poems, artwork, photographs or articles on the theme of nature, outdoor spaces and local green activities to mail@burngreavemessenger.org