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Green Car  -Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake by CliveBlake Green Car  -Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake by CliveBlake
Green Car (Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Phoetry Visual Poetry - Concrete Poetry - Poetry


A rover you were, all your working life,
But your conscience caught up with you,
You chose honourable re-tyre-ment and
You're now green through and through.

Once you greedily thirsted for petrol,
But finally kicked the habit,
And you now partake of fresh country air,
Just as rural as any wild rabbit.

In the past your throaty engine's roar
Out-decibeled the traffic's bustle,
But you now much prefer to listen to
The dry, restless leaves which rustle.

Alas your coachwork no longer gleams,
But you still retain all of your pride,
It's just your wish to be at one with nature,
As everything else you've tried.

A frosty morning is no deterrent,
To a well-seasoned convert like you,
It's just an unavoidable prelude,
To the sparkling spring-time dew.

Your days of road rage long since gone,
When you used to speed and scramble,
You're now content to pull to one side,
And be overtaken ... by a bramble.


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"Green Car" (Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Phoetry - Visual Poetry - Concrete Poetry - Poetry:
The car has always been a symbol of our independance and freedom ... can it adapt to stop having such a bad effect on our environment. Roll on the electric car!


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"WritersPen" group question re "Green Car" (Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Phoetry - Visual Poetry - Concrete Poetry - Poetry:
This is a poem trying to make people more aware of ecological issues. How effective do you consider poetry to be in this area?


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This 'phoem' is titled "Green Car (Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Phoetry Visual Poetry Concrete Poetry - Poetry,
from the 'Phoetry Book', View Points and Points of View".

I describe Phoetry as a fusion of poetry and photography.
I came up with the Phoetry concept in the early 1990s.
Phoetry can also be described as Visual Poetry and loosely described as Concrete Poetry.

The poetry is by Cornish Poet Clive Blake,
photography by Chris Robbins MPAGB, AFIAP. [link]

"View Points and Points of View"
was published by Emu House Publications [link]
Book design and typography by Adrian Blake [link]


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Performance Poet Clive Blake (Clive Live)
Charles Causley Festival 2011
"Green Car" (Ecological Poem) is just one of the poems Clive Blake will be performing at the Charles Causley Festival 2011 (Launceston Literary Festival) on Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 8.30pm, at the Westgate Inn, Launceston, Cornwall, UK. Clive Blake and Chris Robbins will be signing their book 'View Points and Points of View' at the Charles Causley Festival 2011, (South West Small Publishers Event) on Sunday 5th June 2011, at the Emu House Publications stand.
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:icontheredneck92:
TheRedNeck92 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
that rover looks alot like the one ole maggie owns out in tennessee.
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CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Writer

I think Maggie ought to consider investing in a newer model ...

Just a suggestion ...

:) :)

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:icontheredneck92:
TheRedNeck92 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
she has over 500 cars.

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CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Writer

Wow ...

Spoilt for choice ...

:)

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TheRedNeck92 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
yea? i guess so?
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CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Writer
:)
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thegrange1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Cool man!
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CliveBlake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Writer
:)
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Staindwolf94 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was bootiful :D though I probably would have looked at the darker side. You know, "you've been forgotten, left here to rust," etc. ^^;
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CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ... and ...
Yes, of course, there are different ways it could have been approached ...
:)
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