Keeper of the Song

by David Nurse October. 28, 2020 320 views

This is another of the ‘Nature Keepers’ oak sculptures.

The Nature Keepers project has been led by Bridgend County Borough Council, working together with local community groups.

They add interest to our beauty spots, and with the accompanying poetry, they capture the imagination of younger visitors by interweaving mythology into the sites.

Their aim is to spark an emotional connection to our green spaces, and so encourage people to visit as well as care more for them.

The Nature Keepers were carved out of Welsh oak by local sculptor Dai Edwards.

This sculpture is from the Garw Valley not very far from the final place in my post A Reminiscent Walk.

This is landscaped old colliery which has been provided for people to enjoy nature and is on one of the local nature walks.

Keeper of the Song

“I am the song, its story I have kept

For I am the Keeper but long have I slept.

Look around you now, as I wake.

Listen to my world and what it has to say.

Here there is a language waiting to be heard.

Here all is connected,

From the snuffle of a dog to the whistle of a bird.

Here, all is one. I am the song.

I am a pearl in the shell of your heart,

Growing affection when we are apart.

I am the words yet to be spoken,

Valley of promises, memories woken.

I am the echoes of metal on rock,

The whistle of steam, the tick of the clock.

I am a welcome, a place you belong,

something familiar, for I am the song.”

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John Durham 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the stories - keep 'em coming!

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