As editor of Blithe Spirit I have set my readers a challenge for the next issue.
I want them to include a couple of poems inspired by encounters of a cultural nature. The idea was Ian Turner's originally, but I thought it might be interesting to see where it took people.
At the moment it seems that painting is the main inspiration.
Anyway, I've just written my contribution - by no means anywhere near the best. I was just flipping through my Cor van den Heuvel haiku anthology when the inspiration hit:
with every page