Poetic inspiration

April 2, 2017

The PHP arts panel hope that our series of sculptures will inspire other PHP residents to engage in the arts – in the broadest sense of the word. One panel member, Town Gardens resident Mike Haddock, has been inspired to put pen to paper and has written this wonderful poem that we felt needed sharing!


If anyone else feels equally inspired, please drop us a line so we can share it with all residents.


Changing colours of Priors Hall Park


Where once the huge and noisy draglines roared

As iron ore was scraped from barren earth

A silence fell as busy steelworks close

And nature seeks its refuge from this dearth.


Then, oh those monstrous yellow earth machines

Dig and shape the ghostly landscape once again

As roads and homes invade this troubled land

And noise and dust permeate the natural reign.


Crested Newts are crowned “Kings of the Land”

The mighty Red Kites grace the skies above

Rise up, rise up, fly high above the earth

And rejoice with us in glorious re-birth.


A team “inspired” appoints artistic man

Son of a steel town far, far away

Who creates a tribute to the beauty of the Kite

And order is restored – Nature’s Way.

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