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Visual Interpretation of 1984 Miners Strike


I am working on a university project, where as I have to visually interpret a poem, and I have chosen to use a poem by Ian McMillian which reflects upon the 1984 Miner's Strike. I have to visually interpret this poem and craft something such as a book but it can't be an obvious depiction.

I currently have the following words which I can do some mockups and experiment with, but thought I would see what other people may think.

The Poem;

It feels like a hundred years ago, or it could just be last week
When they stood on a freezing picket line and history took a turn
When communities refused to die or turn the other cheek
And what did we learn, eh? What did we learn?
For a year the pit wheels stood stock still,
And money dwindled, then ran out
But collectivism's hard to kill
And if you stand and listen, you'll still hear them shout...
But what did we learn, eh? What did we learn?

It feels like just a week ago, or it could be a hundred years
When the police vans charged with their sirens on through the silent weeping streets;
And they cooked and marched and argued through a mist of pain and fear
And a shut down pit's a symbol of depression and defeat
So what did we learn, eh? What did we learn?
The past is not just Kings and Queens, it's those like me and you
Who clashed with a woman at Number 10, who had to stand and fight
Cos when your way of life's being smashed to bits, what else can you do?
As the pickets braziers glow and smoke in the freezing Yorkshire night;
What did we learn, he? What did we learn?
Buy frozen peas where the braziers burned
What did we learn? What should we learn?

The Words which I currently have;


I am not the best at literature so any help would be gratefully appreciated. :)