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POET'S CORNER


FURTHER DOWN THE LINE PART 1


THE BALLAD OF


We left behind the them and us – Divisions in the villages, Uncivil tongues and civic fuss, The laws of privilege –


To tax the molecules that rush And pay their dues without a fuss That rush for no good reason, but The laws of physics say they must.


The energy that’s everywhere- We took its measure, learned its worth. We pluck it from the vivid air, We suck it from the living earth.


Now panels tilt and turbines stand familiar reassuring sight – around the town, across the land there will be heat and light tonight.


And laid in fields or stood in rows Slim sentinels stand surety – Exposed as they themselves expose The myth of landscape’s purity.


On country acre, city roof Alert, unblinking compound eye – And standing tall without excuse Regret-me-nots against the sky.


Matt Harvey, Poet


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