Throughout the ages poetry has flourished in the most unlikely of settings. From the parlours of the aristocratic elites to the trenches of Flanders, men and women have sought to capture their innermost emotions in the gilded cage of verse.

Regular readers of this page will not be surprised to learn that a poetic heart beats firmly beneath the sawdust and scones of the men’s shed . Indeed, any member asked to describe the meaning of his own shed within his life swiftly lapses into something approaching poetry.