POETRY AT THE BEACH HUT GALLERY

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    The Beach Hut Gallery at Kents Bank Railway Station marks the turning point in the Cumbria Coastal Way where the route passes Humphrey Head and the great expanse of Morcambe Bay sands, the town itself clearly visible over the the shoreline saltings. The Beach Hut Gallery is an interessting example of an artists’ Co-operative, based in a building formerly part of the Kents Bank railway station. The gallery was set-up in 2008. The framed poster on the wall contains the following poem from the Cumbrian poet Kim Moore: RED MAN’S WAY When I finally get here and see the channel with the tide out and boats drowning in sand, and the gulls wheeling overhead, sometimes hassling a lone crow from the sky and the old path across the channel as if someone has drawn a finger across the mud to make it so, I feel full, as if one person cannot carry this with them and be unchanged, as if I could speak seagull and they would come cursing, articulate, their wings the colour of sky, as if I could hold my hand up and stop the noise of traffic from the nearby road, or pinch out the lights from the shipyard with my finger and thumb and its never silent here because the wind likes to run its hands over and over the land shaping the newly planted trees to strange angles, as slowly, year by year the bank covers itself with grass, and last summer, for the first time, ox-eye daisies, tall as your knees and fearless. KIM MOORE
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8521690@N02/14219855271/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 months, 1 week ago
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    Picture Taken: 2014-05-13T16:17:19
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