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Of Earth and Sky

Town Centre – King William Street



by Shagufta Iqbal 


In my world the buildings have disappeared,
they have been replaced by fields,
there are yellow flowers,
and just the one beacon of a lighthouse.
It is a world I share with my children.

Water cannot hold fish here,
sky cannot hold moon here,
horizon cannot hold fingertips of grass here.
This world is the size of a giant,
but it cannot hold the whole of our hearts.
Everything suspends with hope,
the absurdity of possibility.

When we walk it’s body once again,
we will walk knowing we have survived it all.
Separate as stars, but held together by a love
that spans the expanse of this universe’s singular breath.

Artwork Location


Address details:

Outside Wilko in the Square



Author Details


Facebook: @ShaguftaKiqbalpoet

Twitter: @shaguftakiqbalpoet



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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