A tanka poem by Sally Payne

Posted on: 2nd November 2012 No Comments

groundimageThere are lots of ways of creatively interpreting the land around us; from photography to sculpture, film to creative writing, storytelling to painting.

Here is a brilliant tanka poem written by Sally Payne a local creative writer:

Farm

Grating vision, land

Rough load ploughed with grave burden

Ruddy wrecked, labour

Old wrinkled hand of weathered

Who grafts debris beneath us?

Sally’s poem was written about the farming industry, inspired by her partners farm and family business in Kenneggy.

If you have any poems, stories, paintings, films, photographs or other media that explores your local landscape then we would love to hear from you. Simply email me at sarah.chapman@exeter.ac.uk.

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