non-fiction & poetry
Blue Marble is an eco-poem about the Earth, how we humans see it, and what we are doing to it.
It was inspired by Sarah Wint’s ‘Gaia Garden’, part of The Daisybus Gardens near Solva in Pembrokeshire. Sarah is creating a series of small gardens inspired by the people, places and themes she encountered on her journey to fifty gardens around the UK in her Daisybus. www.daisybusgardens.com
One of the themes in the poem and the garden is the Overview Effect which, according to Julia Calderone, ‘occurs when you are flung so far away from Earth that you become totally overwhelmed and awed by the fragility and unity of life on our blue globe’.
Quote from ‘Something profound happens when astronauts see Earth from space for the
first time’ in http://uk.businessinsider.com, August 31st 2015.
written by Steve Thorp / illustrated and designed by Ruth Thorp
ISBN: 978-0992864774 / Paperback / First published in 2017
EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK / Steve Thorp / click to zoom