Poems of the Week

Gone to the Wall

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“1838 Wallcoverings has unveiled the Essence Collection, a new collection of wallpapers
that combine rich colour palettes from the earth, forests and oceans…”

—Scotland on Sunday

The palette should be natural,
The style guide extolled.
The vibrant earth and woodland tones
Were striking, rich and bold.

Too dear for me, but luckily
My flat is damp and cold—
The walls a vibrant tapestry
Of richly-colored mold.