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gale gatherer, gust herder, breeze whisperer
high riser, heaven tickler, bird brainer
onshore – unsure off shore – of course
thrillerblots on the landscape
unflappable flag-poles, looming lollipop sticks
unscaleable energy blossoms, hardy perennial
blooming metal-petalled interlopers
high whirrers, controversy stirrers
stilted spin doctor, blade hummer
standing guard over My Back Yard
Don Quixote monsters, fit to be tilted at
scythe, cutting dine hice prices,
finesser of the wind’s fury:
converting crude gusts to cordial kilowatts
energy undrilled for,
that no blood need be spilled for
breath catcher, speed snatcher,
stationary spitfires whose propellers
put the killer into kilowatts
Revolving door into the future
UKIP botherers, swirligigs
Fi, fie, foe fum, here they come with a whirr and a hum,
loved by many and loathed by some, fi, fie, foe, fum
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.