Baptised by Vikings and anchored like Rome
in a brine basin of seven snapdragon hills,
spills this marble town and city of laughter.
A pother of ship sails, a smelting brume,
Copperopolis, coal harbour, metal morphosis
to fire-clay, alum, tin-plate and porcelain.
To the coffee-ringed poems in the ruins
and scrawling ashes of the Kardomah Cafe.
2014 marks the Dylan Thomas Centenary, what a perfect opportunity to get creative and have a go at writing your own poetry as part of a record breaking, ongoing online poem.
Some of our favourite lines so far, as printed in a recent CCQ article: