The Poem Wall
A series of poems inspired by Plymouth and its relationship with the sea are mounted onto the wall along Billacombe Road. British poet Kit Wright was commissioned to work with a local poetry group to compose the poems that stretch the length of the road on this busy route in and out of the city.
Four different poems are included in the artwork. The following is a poem contributed by Kit Wright:
Plymouth Delta Blues
At the separation of the rivers by maneuvering ice
Or the running of salty lanes through cracks in the silt,
I stood up with all I knew of love and guilt,
Of joy and despair, like the twin blocks of a vice.
Like paying out a rope, I paid to the wind my dues:
I stood and sang those Plymouth Delta Blues.