A painting of the last polar ice cap; oil on canvas, 20” x 18”
Its freight of flesh was fickle but fierce:
clawed by cracks yet saluting the sky
but the sprawling sun kissed the earth
in daggers and spurred by its spill,
sea snapped and snarled at the shore –
earth lounged on its axis of ripple
and ruin ’til shards became splinters
and water leaked into light.
Jade Cuttle is a BBC Introducing poetic-folk songwriter, who has performed on BBC Radio 3 in association with BBC Proms, and is now working as Poet-in-Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival, where she has led creative workshops inspired by weird and wonderful trees.