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Because the Sun Cannot Unshine
Because the sun cannot unshine
Because the earth’s core cannot freeze
The tide is bound to toe the line
Its restless motions never cease
The wind can drop but not unblow
Sun can be blocked but not constrained
Earth can’t unspin, nor streams unflow
Because the oceans can’t be drained
Because the need is always there
Because the means are all around
Alive within the quickening air
Within the waters, underground
Because a price must yet be paid
For all our craft and artifice
There is a choice that must be made:
The Now price or the After price
Why would we not reap sun, wind, sea
And seek to maximise the crop?
The power is here. Why wouldn’t we?
Why on Earth would we stop?
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.