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An Unchanging View IV
we have a right to an untroubled bubble
an uncluttered home and an unrattled cage
I know this renewable thing’s all the rage
I know clean green energy’s come into fashion
I welcome debate and an informed discussion
but what are your sources and where’s your compassion?
have you seen a kestrel that’s suffered concussion?
do you hold nothing dear? Do you really not care?
we can’t see them from here.
But we know that they’re there!
is plotting to blot out the sun not a crime?
and did those feet in ancient time?
About The Project
The Element in the Room is a book of poems inspired by renewable energy in particular – and a book of pictures inspired by
poems about renewable energy.
Some poems were prompted by reflections on the elements,
some from talking with people working in the field, others from
renewable technologies themselves – the look of them, their
potential, people’s responses to them. Some are playful, cheeky,
pithy, others more lyrical and solemn, some are just plain daft.
Among them there’s a sonnet, a country and western song and a
prose poem called The Not-for-Prophit. You get the picture. None
is intended as a ‘last word’, they are offered for your pleasure and
interest and to provoke discussion.
The illustrations are by a range of talented artists, to be specific:
Heidi Ball, Laura Cochón, Tori Dee, Chloë Uden, Josie Ashe, Naomi Ziewe Palmer and More than Minutes.
‘The Element in the Room’ is a collaboration with Regen South West.