Frank Poems: SONNET FOR CV2

Postcode map CV2

Here’s to the streets and roads of CV2.
Here’s to Hastings, Henley and Highfield Road.
Here’s to Manfield and Mercer Avenue.
Here’s to Wigston, Walsgrave and Wordsworth Road.
Here’s to Coventry, Keats and Cressage Road.
Here’s to Stratford, Sundew and Shakespeare Street.
Here’s to Haseley, Hyde and Honiton Road.
Here’s to Brays and Blackberry Lane. The streets
Roads, avenues and lanes that one might meet
In poems are mostly in posher parts of towns.
Don’t those in poorer parts sound just as sweet?
Don’t they deserve some poetical renown?
Here’s a postcode poem to make up for it.
Here’s, for CV2, my streetwise sonnet.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925


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