World Poetry Day: Full moon over Walkley

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Alexandra Meakin

To mark World Poetry Day, we’re exploring the links between politics and poetry. Local poet, Helen Butler, has shared “Full moon over Walkley” inspired by a lecture she attended at Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

Full moon over Walkley

You wondered why there was a lack of trust,

why there was disinterest.

Defining us as clients and consumers

as you looked down from your guilded, lawyer’s lofty height.

So I walked home with a bristling tread and saw

clouds, burnt umber striped and defiant

above gated city’s crystallised lights.

I saw shock of full moon

and cried look up you citizens, break out.

©Helen Butler

 

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