What’s happening in our neck of the woods and in other necks not so woody

 

Jaimeo Brown’s Work Songs – amazing music

Check out the track ‘Be so Glad’.

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The Origins of Poetry

Wordsworth began his finest poem, Tintern Abbey, in the ruin’s vicinity, and then refined it over two or more days prior to writing a fair copy on July 13th 1789, as he approached Bristol. He had walked across Salisbury plain west to the Wye Valley, hardly eating for three days, which can disorientate and be soporific. There is such a thing as the physiology of the poetic.

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Insect populations are declining dramatically

We easily forget that insects are essential to agriculture, ecosystems and healthy biodiversity.

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A good use for cars

Almost 4,000 people are killed on the world’s roads every day . . .

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The beauty of stingers

Blue Bottles are a colony made up of a variety of specialised polyps.

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Citation, appropriation, quotation, plagiarism and fun ~ Beethoven or Tchaikovsky

Picasso: All art is theft.

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The magic of birds ~ recent photographs 

And it’s not just their visual beauty . . . the dawn chorus is awesome at this time of the year and probably good for you . .

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Poetry and democracy ~ Mugabe and Trump

Alexander Nehamas is frustrated by ‘the failure’ of our imagination: ‘We don’t realize that most everything is contingent, that things could be different.’

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Eos ~ three short poems

Eos wants to rewild my mind  . . .

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Where we live – three walks ~ poems and photographs

Where we live – three walks ~ poems and photographs  Wednesday Oct 4 The wood’s exhalation is palpable after two days of rain, after 4 months of dry, black bars slant shadow across the aqueous air. Above our heads a Golden Whistler sings from a rickety branch, his whole body vibrating urgently responding to a […]

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