I’ve been developing a new sequence that I’m calling ‘solar panel’ poems. They are / will be semi-concrete (visual) in style, each taking the same square-ish (solar panel) form. The sequence may end up being called Attractors.
In the same way a solar panel attracts and conducts energy, it’s my intention that the poems highlight and intensify attention and energy towards the particular work, ideas, practice or actions of a diverse range of individuals (both within and outwith CEE).
Among the various threads I’ve been gathering over the last 3 months, I enjoyed reading Vivienne Wild’s CEE blog post ‘The energy ethics of understanding our place in the universe’. Vivienne is a Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the group Astronomers for Planet Earth. One of the new ‘solar panel’ poems addresses Vivienne’s work, responding to some of the points she sets out in her article – which I’m happy to share with you here.
As we approach Winter Solstice, I’m thinking about that moment of stillness as we turn from darkness towards light, and send good wishes for all our endeavours.