22 Nov - David Bowie exhibition at the Ripley Arts Centre

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Congratulations to Year 13 student, Edwin, who has recently been involved with the David Bowie exhibition at the Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley. Edwin wrote a poem for the opening night of the exhibition, commemorating 50 years since  owie's appearance at the Beckenham Arts Lab.

Along with the paintings and the sculptures, his poem is now on display at the exhibition. The opening evening was a wonderful experience, where he met the creators of the artwork and listened to stories and music from Bowie fans. Edwin’s poem is below and you can find out more about the exhibition by following this link.

 

 

The message sent back home from the crew
The message sent back home from the crew
Through the silver of the starry night:
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do
He tilted the lens for a new angle of view -
Then on the Mellotron he began to write
The message sent back home from the crew
The star he saw was black and new,
And silk strings spinning beautiful light:
Planet Earth’s just blue and there’s nothing I can do
He said the tin can started burning, for he knew
The heat from the star was a million Fahrenheit -
In the message sent back home from the crew
All the mirrors melted away, and staring back through
Was a red-eyed cyclops, a self-destructing dynamite:
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do!
Major Tom saved the world, but his circuit’s dead, can’t get through -
He’s looking down, one dark poppy seed, one like Jupiter floating bright -
The message sent back home from the crew:
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do.


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