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Inspiring Views Poem by John Wedgwood Clarke

“It’s been a pleasure to discover and explore a landscape that has so powerfully shaped and been shaped by human activity. The Surrey Hills are as full of voices as they are trees. Through this poem sequence, I’ve tried to recreate something of the atmosphere of each place, both in their familiarity and their haunting strangeness. This has involved walking and cycling the Greensand Way and making lots of notes, and by researching the history of each place and talking to people who love them. The poems have grown out of this rich terrain of generously shared information and insight.”

John Wedgewood Clarke
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