After all the exciting art of the last five days I’m sure you’re ready for some exquisitely poetic words now. So I imported Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem into the Greenygrey world pronto.
Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Mirror Poem Railway Journey
The poem celebrates some of the great scenery and places from the east coast of Yorkshire to the west coast of Wales: over the Pennines into Lancashire, then down to Cheshire and Shropshire in western England before crossing into Powys in eastern Wales for more mountain scenery.
The travel creation myth of the Greenygrey says that it was born along that line, with lots of greenery still on the ground, and cloudy skies often above.
Train Journey Rise and Fall, Either Side of Offa’s Dyke
English east coast
Scarborough Yorkshire Coast queen
steaming south through Malton to York
Leeds, Huddersfield and Dewsbury
West Yorkshire canals and mills
often white in winter
villages high on hills
City of Manchester
stadium seen before centre
South West to Shrewsbury, Welshpool past Halfway House
castle visible from town
Powis county name
farms rising in altitude
sometimes grey clouds hidden
Mid Wales rivers and farms
Caersws, Machynlleth and Dovey
riding parallel Estuary widens to Borth
Aberystwyth Cardigan Bay pier
Welsh west sea