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Blue Sky Thinking


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Blue Sky Thinking

Let’s do this again, ground the planes for a while
and leave the runways to the racing hare,
the evening sky to Venus and a moon
so new it's hardly there. Miss the deal,
the meeting, the wedding in Brazil.
leave the shadowless Atlantic to the whale,
its song the only sound sounding the deep
except the ocean swaying on its stem.
Let swarms of jets at quiet airports sleep.
The sky’s not been this clean since I was born.
Nothing’s overhead but pure blue silence
and skylarks spiralling into infinite space,
a pair of red kites flaunting in the air.
No mark, no plane-trail, jet-growl anywhere.

by Gillian Clarke

You can also read a piece on ‘Poetry in Britain’ by Gillian Clarke today. Tomorrow she will be showcasing two New Poets on

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    Sun Jun 17 18:02:31 BST 2012

    Dear Gillian,

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    Loved reading it.



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