The Wind Farm

I’m not one to explain poems that much, but just for a small amount of context. I studied at Aberystwyth University and on several occasions found myself travelling between Aber and my home town. Just East of Aberystwyth there is a huge and impressive wind farm which we almost always passed on the way. It’s always been in the back of my mind, and I do find they have a certain romance to them.

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The Wind Farm

Up on Rheidol
the brush grass, rough, windswept,
mingles with the gorse
which grew thick in the summer.
The October chill drains
Its colour. Green becomes buff.

The hillside is ragged,
Ruled by sheep.
There are no crops.
No cars.

No sound.

Except…
For the dull drone.

White pillars, each pristine,
Set with a propeller,
three blades, equally spaced.
The rotation is slow
at first, but speeds up
as a gust blows
in from the sea.

They stand tall like watchers
looking out over the hill
and the road.
The sheep,
and the irritable clouds.

There they stand. Innocently
battling the Westerlies.

There they stand and there
they will stand.

Turning.

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Additionally!

Shout out to Amelia Groves at Putting Words Together. As part of Writing 101 she made an awesome short story called Watching The Clouds, you can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 here!

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  1. #1 by Amelia Groves on July 1, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    I do love your poems – your voice is very gentle and very lovely. This one didn’t disappoint. 🙂

    • #2 by Alexicon on July 1, 2014 - 9:47 pm

      Thank you very much!
      I just had the setting in mind and wanted to do a poem about a topic which has been controversial ecologically, I am in support of them but there are loads against it.. and having seen these ones so frequently I thought it appropriate.
      I should do more setting poems… Find places I have been to which are significant and see what comes out.

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