The latest Folding Mirror poem reflection to be serialised is quite topical for the U.K., with the next national General Election on May 7th, 2015. It reflected British Electorate Reunite Long Lost Political Twins, which was inspired by the first media appearance by coalition leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg, and posted on fmpoetry.wordpress.com on May 13th 2010.
British Politics Mirror Poem Reflection
Hi, it’s William Werewolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Looking back, the conference was very greenygrey, and even greenYgrey before our rebranding:
They also proceeded to team boomerang, before we called it that:
Both the greenYgrey rebranding and boomerang naming were inspired by the writing and serialisation of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.
Thinking of the famous idiom, we didn’t invent the wheel(s), or even re-invent it(them), we just named it(them), and gave it(them) an additional conceptual identity.
British Coalition Government
British governments have five years to call the next election, so they have used nearly all their time.
The poem was inspired by Cameron and Clegg looking quite similar, and having quite similar backgrounds and lives.
The reflection played on the Red Sky at Morning/Warning, Night/Delight phrase.
I think the coalition government has done a pretty good job at saving the economy, and limiting our military activity, but there have been a lot of harsh cutbacks, and I don’t want to ignore any loss of quality in life suffered by people, and especially families with children.
Poor Relations, Political Justifications
We’re still a relatively poor world, as we always have been, but we can cope with it quite easily, whereas others are more vulnerable and less self-sufficient.
If we weren’t relatively poor, we wouldn’t feel justified to write the way we sometimes do.
In line with greenYgrey theory, sometimes we dream of living in comfort, and sometimes we think of being back On The Road.
Red Sky at night or morning
Was the New Labour government red at night or morning?
I’ve become so disillusioned by politics I don’t know
whether I’m coming or going.
Red sky at night is supposed to be shepherd’s delight
but blue and yellow has followed the red
which surely suggests it was red sky in the morning
which is a shepherd’s warning.