‘A Teapot As Big As The Moon’ written by Ian McMillan for Village Halls Week

The NRTF working with ACRE National commission Ian McMillan to write a new poem for Village Halls Week 2018. Ian is always a fantastic supporter of Rural Communities, and will also be reading the poem and discussing art in rural communities on Local BBC Radio Stations across the country today (Jan 24th). To download the poem as a printable graphic click on the link in the 'Downloads' box to the right, or watch Ian reading the poem himself in the video below.

 

 

Here is the centre and here is the hub
Here is community held in a room,
Here’s the big gig and the loud Zumba Club
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is a place at the heart of the map
Here is a song with a crowd-friendly tune
Here’s a child’s bonnet, a pensioner’s cap
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is the village: its hopes and its dreams
Here’s a bright light that pierces the gloom
Here is a space that’s much more than it seems
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is the future in these tightened times
Here is a voice that says ‘come back, and soon’
Here is a noticeboard brimming with signs
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

This is the village hall, open the doors!
This is the root and the sap and the bloom!
This is utopia with cutlery drawers!
And this is the teapot as big as the moon
This is the teapot as big as the moon!

Comments

  • adrienne pyke

    02.02.2018

    hello
    can i post this on Clapton and Wayford Village Hall facebook page?
    Thanks
    Adrienne

  • Alice Porter

    02.02.2018

    Yes please do and credit Ian McMillan, National Rural Touring Forum and ACRE
    Thank you for asking!

  • Alison Eyley

    02.02.2018

    Please can I send this into our free village magazine as part of our Kilve village hall page, if I credit it as per your previous message? I will share on our village hall page too if that’s ok?
    Thank you
    Alison

  • Alice Porter

    05.02.2018

    Hi Alison - yes please do - that would be great!

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