Students make waves with sea-themed poetry
Published on 21/05/18
Young poets from East Point Academy have harnessed the sea’s power as part of a community art project.
The Year 7 students got involved in the Flipside Festival’s Watertight Words scheme, which is creating artworks around Lowestoft inspired by the town’s relationship with the ocean.
Historian Ivan Bunn, from the Suffolk Records Office, gave an insight into the history of flooding and flood management in Lowestoft during a special assembly.
Students then penned their own ocean-going odes in a workshop led by poet Dean Parkin.
Poems from the scheme will be used in temporary art installations around the town during the construction of Lowestoft’s new flood defences, with a permanent piece of artwork being engraved in a glass section of the new sea wall.
Student Nicole said: “I enjoyed writing the poem and the different words for the sea. It was also interesting to see the different places in Lowestoft that got flooded.”
|The Relaxing Sea by Alice|
The relaxing sea trickles calmly,
The warmth, once again, lures me back
|The Ferocious Sea by Frankie|
The ferocious sea is harsh and malicious
|The Playful Sea and Me by Chloe|
The playful sea tickles the sand,
The playful sea remembers a time when it was
The playful sea's secret is
The playful sea chuckles and under each breath whispers,