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Of Earth and Sky

Lord Street Mall


Pelican Ridge


by Maz Hedgehog


They live in a house called
Pelican Ridge
Hidden in the side of a cliff
They are joy:
A star burst
Heart burst
Saving the sea
From itself.
Pelican Ridge is home
For the soft hearted
Broken hearted
Half hearted
Mermaids with
Small fins and
Weak gills who
Need a better song to sing.
They are copper-skinned
Sun warmed
Heart warm with
Long arms to hold
The whale maids
The ray maids
The shark maids
Who need a place
That won’t taste like tears
And plastic
It is safe here
In Pelican Ridge
Where the rough-faced
Foam-faced sea
Cannot hurt you.

Artwork Location


Address details:

Previous WH Smiths shop



Author Details


Twitter: @MazHedgehog

Instagram: @MazHedgehog



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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