January 29, 2014

9th annual Cyberspace poetry slam for Brigid

For many years I have enjoyed all the poetry that abounds at this time of the year in honour of the festival of Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid. I can't see any mention of it anywhere for this year but as it is a tradition for me to add a poem I intend to continue. Watch this space on Saturday and if you wish to join please do so and send me the link won't you? I first heard of it on Owls blog I think? And this was the invite:-

Would you like to join us?
Feel free to copy the following to your blog/facebook/website and spread the word. Let poetry bless the blogosphere once again! WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2014. WHERE: Your blog WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on this post. Last year when the call went out there was more poetry in cyberspace than I could keep track of. So, link to whoever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun.

January 09, 2014

new year

A happy new year to you all. Its been a quiet Yule and past few weeks, I seem to have hibernated more than normal.How about you? 
Today I decided to play in one of my colour journals and as I have been watching the geese flying over this last couple of days I thought I would use that as my starting point. Not sure  if you can read it? I painted (splashed colour) first then the words came. I've scanned it in but to be honest it is a little pale. Used my Lamy Safari with Pilot Namiki Iroshizuku (Old Man Winter )Ink . I thought it went perfectly with the day. I didn't necessarily want the text to be too bold, just a faint echo on the page

Poetry for Brigid Imbolc

  The Lake Isle of Innisfree BY  WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay a...