Slow Art Trail – More Poems
I am again sorry for the delay in posting these photos. When I am not teaching poetry I am writing it, and am cantering into a longer poem about a Horse Fair just now.
Here, dear poets and bloggers, are some more of those elm haiku and slow art trail poems including the Barden Tower piece, a found poem from Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal, and the Leaf Light sequence. Oh, and I have been told by my betters to state that all words and concepts are under copyright. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
As a news update, I have been working with a fantastic film-making team on a poetry film. Final edits are being done and I recorded some voice-overs last night. The whole thing is looking good (the camera work and editing are really special) and I hope we can have this film live on the web next week.
Haiku on Elm
Haiku on Elm: sorry about photo
'The Want of It' on easel of hazel looking to Valley of Desolation
Green Woodpecker Haiku on Elm
'Barden Tower' on Fabric
Leaf Lit sequence on fallen wood
Under Strid Wood Haiku on Elm
The Red Plough riffed of Carlos Williams on Elm
That's my son Gabriel, very pleased with this red plough if not the poem about it...
Viewpoint to Barden Tower from Strid Wood with poem on easel of hazel.
Fly Agaric Haiku on Elm
Poem sited on easel of hazel as you approach Christmas Tree Plantation
Haiku on Elm about Ramsons, lines of which have now been engulfed within the new 340-line epic 'Hedgehurst' (a poem told from the point of view of a mythic creature who is half-man and half-hedgehog).
Kate Maddison took some of the haiku and did this brilliant fabric work.
I am very pleased with how my four 'Leaf Letters' turned out here. My next task is to realise these from leaf litter, once the trees have turned, and these colours captured naturally in the leaves themselves.
More of Kate Maddison's excellent fabric versions of my poems.
My poem 'Proserpina' acting as the official bus stop for the Slow Art Trail. The poem travelled back and forth to Skipton and reported that she found the companionship of her travellers beneficial to her lineation.
Wood and Word Worms Within the Walls.
Inside the Bird Hide on the back wall - fifteen 'bird poems' on fabric. The syntax and shape of the poems mimic the call, movement and nests of the species.
A closer look at those bird hide poems - Kate cleverly cast the poems on a huge piece of fabric that can be wound up, almost like a map, on a rod of hazel.
Haiku on Elm: 'The Marriage of Strid Trees to those in The Valley of Desolation'
Haiku on Elm about Moles - Let's just say that Gabriel had a hand in this one.
Slow Art Trail poster.
There are many more poems and installations I could put up, but I shall leave off here as I feel I am neglecting the new poems I have to write.
Enough downloading [ed.]. More news of the poetry film next time around.