I was running a course last week during which we got to talking about Dylan Thomas and Under Milkwood. Both I and the teacher I was talking with had tried the same writing activity - or rather, asked our students to try it.
It was to write in the style of Under Milkwood but from the point of view of your own locality. I remember my Y10s writing 'Under Humber Bridge' and some of the results were stunning. The dream sequences in particular were revealing - and amusing.
I'm tempted to have a go myself - but is it poetry? In the meantime, the challenge I was set was shorter but no less demanding: On Humber Bridge, after William Wordsworth...
...without turning it into a parody which sends up the Humber at the expense of the Thames. I am gathering images and thoughts and hope to have something to show for it when I get back to this keyboard on Thursday.