Writing LIGHT and DARK at the eclipse

Writing LIGHT and DARK at the eclipse
Writing LIGHT and DARK at the eclipse

Writing LIGHT and DARK at the eclipse

Hundreds of people gathered at Cathedral Square to witness the eclipse. Fabulous responses written on cut-out words – here are just a few:
– LIGHT Praying before the sun rises #islam. Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, you owe me. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.’ C14th poet Hafiz

– DARK When the evening comes, we use a torch for light. When they turn the lights off in the park it gets very dark. I’ve stayed in the park. The moon shines. I light a fire sometimes.

– DARK I am an astrophysics student studying gravitational waves, tiny ripples in space-time which come from merging black hole binaries. Black holes do not emit light. We hope to learn more about them when we detect gravitational waves – hopefully in the next few years

– LIGHT My children are the light of my life and their children bring light to them. May this continue through the generations. Their light will sustain me as my own light fades.

– Looking forward to organising lots of creative writing workshops in response to texts and poetry from different faith traditions, as part of the Cathedral’s 300th anniversary multi-faith arts programme. These are a great start!