Tag Archives: Nature

Weekend Showcase : Kelly Letky (Poet)

1 Aug

Spotlight

Every Friday, 1 creative, letting their work speak for itself.

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Kelly Letky

 

 

the-sun-rose-again-this-morning

 

the sun rose again this morning

and i wanted to pluck it from the sky
hold it in the palm of my hand

give it a rest

i wanted to run to the edge of the ocean
drop it in
hear the sizzle of forever and always
burn away with so much steam

i wanted to stand in the darkness
just for a moment
and listen to the winds of eternity
straining hard to hear the blackest answer

of course
i was afraid

of course
i was appalled

of course
i was embarrassed

by the stain of my humanity
dripping through the stones
into the soil

roots of truth
i can never wash away

but the sun kept climbing
and i kept laughing

and together

we forged a new day

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Biography

 

Kelly Letky is a freelance graphic artist, poet, jewelry designer, photographer, writer, wife, mother, sister, daughter, crazy cat lady, friend, runner, knitter and gardener, not necessarily in that order.

She writes at www.mrsmediocrity.com www.thebluemuse.com and lives with her husband, three cats and one dog in the rural countryside of Farmington, NY.

 

Weekend Showcase : Louise Hastings (Poet)

4 Jul

Spotlight

Every Friday, 1 creative, letting their work speak for itself.

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Louise Hastings

 

Blossom

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 May

 

Again the blossom
foams along the fence
and sparrows in the eaves
chatter, bright-eyed
against the skim of blue.

And while you sleep,
turning as the Earth turns,
rotating in an eye-blink, a petal falls
like a longed for touch of breath
brushing by your cheek.

The garden seems crowded
now, cluttered with sunlight,
a smudge of purple, wings
and trees, a ripple
on the surface of the pond.

And you know this colour well,
the way the light
falls across the water,
how it leaves you breathless
and asks you what you’re waiting for.

 

Biography

I am a writer and author of a first collection of poetry, Phases of the Moon published by Winter Goose Publishing in 2012. My newest book is a children’s fiction novel, Beatha – A Badger’s Story written to help raise funds for the Badger Trust. A nature lover and defender of Gaia, I am inspired by the beautiful countryside of Somerset in South West England. I love reading and writing, and allowing my thoughts and emotions to breathe through the power of artistic expression.

 

 

 

 

Weekend Showcase: Jennie Bailey (Writer)

8 Nov

Spotlight

Every Friday, 1 artist/poet/writer, letting 1 piece of their work speak for itself.

Featuring

Jennie Bailey 

Collages for Conifers

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1. Ingredients for photosynthesis and afternoon tea

 

One teabag per person. A mug.

Boil water, pour over bag

of tea leaves. Allow to brew. Remove.

 

One sun per planet Earth.

Chlorophyll, green to capture sunlight,

converts carbon dioxide and water

to sugar and oxygen.

 

Sugar. One heaped teaspoon.

Stir in granules until they melt.

Cool with milk and exhalation.

 

For biological systems,

sunlight plays a role in sustenance.

Green chlorophyll, transpiration.

 

White plate, pile of oat biscuits.

Dip into the mug, absorb tea,

disintegrate. Eat. Grit of wheat

against teeth. A sweet hit.

 

Light soaked up by pigments;

chlorophylls absorb blue, red.

Rays transmit through the leaves,

yellow and green reflected.

 

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Biography: 

Hello!  I’m Jen.  I’m a writer, educator, environmentalist and social justice activist.  I love writing and learning so I am pretty much interested in everything – both a blessing and a curse! 

I am fascinated by eco-poetics and in fusing science with art.  ‘Ingredients for photosynthesis and afternoon tea’ is partly a found poem from instructions on a packet of tea and words taken from a science textbook.  This piece is from ‘Collages for conifers’: a sequence of short poems that dance around seasonal change, photosynthesis, decay and Aboriginal dream time.  

 If you want to find out more, my education and nature Twitter is here: @wildwrites and website is here: www.wildwrites.org.uk

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Weekend Showcase: Deborah Sheehy (Artist)

1 Nov

Spotlight

Every Friday, 1 artist/poet/writer, letting 1 piece of their work speak for itself.

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Featuring

Deborah Sheehy

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The Honeybee and the Hare  Deborah Sheehy photo mini

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Artist’s Biography: 

In the times in between life and a day job Deborah is an artist, writer and occasional photographer. Scottish by birth, she currently resides in the hills, paths, and narrow streets of a South Wales valley. Home is shared with her Irish husband – a maker of marvellous meals – and a hound called Henry whose days are spent in a happy amble of walks, sleeps and rubs. 


Inspiration comes primarily in the form of nature, especially the wild and deserted places and the creatures who reside there, as well as the stories, myths and happenings of times gone by.

http://www.thehoneybeeandthehare.com/

https://twitter.com/honeybeeandhare

 

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Do get in touch via the Comment box or @ArtiPeep if you would like to be showcased. You’d be more than welcome!

 

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