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An Unchanging View VI

if you’re going to quote figures and point to a graph
I think you’d better speak to my Other Half

his conclusion’s conclusive, you can depend on it.
that’s why it’s a ‘conclusion’ – there’s an end of it

you’ve picked the wrong fight and you haven’t a clue
and we have a right to an unchanging view

these plans were not passed by a panel of peers
and our rights are enshrined in the depth of our fears

in the lines on our foreheads, the crease in our trousers
the deeds of our forebears, and the deeds of our houses

I know what I know in my bones & my bowels
anyway, what have you got against owls?

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.

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