Photo By Jools Thatcher

Photo By Jools Thatcher

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Big and Small “.

Good afternoon Jon and greetings, once again, from Coventry.

Given this week’s theme, what more fitting a location for today’s offering than the Old Dart, since England would fit into Australia almost sixty times.

There’s a bit of useless information for you.

While we love building big things, we’re not always particularly good at predicting the consequences once they’ve been unleashed on the world – cane toads come to mind, George W’s predictions for Iraq perhaps, Ben Elton’s Live from Planet Earth.

At least Tony reckons he has global warming sorted – that’s a fracking relief!

To play this poem directly in your browser – just click the “play” button below:

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Also have a listen to the songs on the New Album “Angel In Reverse


Big and Small

From a tiny seed, a mountain ash
From localised greed, a global crash

Two bullets triggered World War One
Two bullets from a pocket gun

Less than half an ounce of lead
Left more than sixteen million dead

For the price of a bullet, a more worthy fight
Fred Hollows gave the gift of sight

Despite the carnage of the Somme
Every bullet, every bomb

No giant cannon, ever lit
Can match a single atom, split

For size, alone, does not reflect
Potential, influence, effect

One word can spark a revolution
Incite division or resolution

One solitary word, or act
Can bind, awaken, spur, attract

Drops form rivers, notes build chords
Armies gauged by guns and swords

Bricks make walls and peasants kings
The world is turned by butterfly wings

© Copyright 2013 Ian Bland

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