Letter to the Earth and Other Poems : Postcard from Absent Mothers and Fathers

Presented here is a small number of poems – a mini-pamphlet’s worth -written following an initial invitation to take part in Culture Declares Emergency’s Bath event in the Spring of 2019. My own Letter to the Earth – which I read aloud in Walcot Chapel – was written first, together with On Waterloo Bridge, and What if?, on the eve of Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion. I wrote the remainder in two separate periods in 2019, and 2020. The 2019 sequence was ‘Highly Commended’ in Red Line Art Works’ Annual Awards in 2019.  Follow the links below to access the poems, presented here in reverse order.

Postcard from Absent Mothers and Fathers

Dear Children,

Just a note to say

We won’t be taking the industrial, electoral and direct action needed

To ensure you have a safe and healthy society and environment to live in:

Fuck you.

Mum and Dad