A Teapot As Big As The Moon | Village Halls Week

Here is the centre and here is the hub
Here is community held in a room,
Here’s the big gig and the loud Zumba Club
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is a place at the heart of the map
Here is a song with a crowd-friendly tune
Here’s a child’s bonnet, a pensioner’s cap
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is the village: its hopes and its dreams
Here’s a bright light that pierces the gloom
Here is a space that’s much more than it seems
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

Here is the future in these tightened times
Here is a voice that says ‘come back, and soon’
Here is a noticeboard brimming with signs
And here is a teapot as big as the moon
Here is a teapot as big as the moon!

This is the village hall, open the doors!
This is the root and the sap and the bloom!
This is utopia with cutlery drawers!
And this is the teapot as big as the moon
This is the teapot as big as the moon!

This poem has been written for #VillageHallsWeek 2018 by Ian McMillan. © Ian McMillan 2018 / @IMcMillan

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