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On losing dogs, finding my heart, and Creative Wales awards.

February 14, 2018

One of our family went missing in an unfamiliar forest recently. It was a traumatic experience because he’s always come back. We called and whistled but he was gone. After nearly an hour we began the return journey to the van without him and planned to stay in the area for as long as it took to find him. Soon after that he called to me. Quite clearly. A squeeze in the chest. I’ll be back where we parted. By…

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A New Year poem for connecting with trees

December 31, 2017

Working with the Woodland Trust on the necessary and vitally important Tree Charter has been an honour this past year. It is a beautiful reminder of how many people and organisations are out there fighting for trees. This poem was gifted by an oak tree on a visit to Bala this autumn. The trees are pretty quiet this time of year but if you find one who might like to connect please try this poem with them and let me…

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The Power of Connection (part 2)

December 14, 2017

{Notes on the second part of this visual performance poem. To be carried out a few days after part one, only once the threads from that process have faded completely.} Imagine a connection that is precious to you, a living being (person, animal, tree) something animate, something filled with life. Now think about why you love that person/animal/tree so much, ::Perhaps they hold cherished memories / or give you love / they make you feel safe:: Picture the memories &…

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The Power of Connection (part 1)

December 12, 2017

{Notes on a visual performance poem} Imagine the object that is most precious to you, Not a living being (person, animal, tree) But something inanimate, Something dead. Now think about why you love that object so much, ::Perhaps it is a cherished watch / a treasured picture / a hand-crocheted blanket:: Picture the memories & emotions you have invested In that object, imagine them weaving into one beautiful silver thread spinning out from your navel to reach it. Hold onto…

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