Embracing Gaia Two

Embracing Gaia Two Here is the second of the videos in the series. The theme of this video is  “staying in touch” and avoiding “taking nature for granted”. Immediately below this video is the utube link, mentioned in the video, to Andy Fisher’s short introduction to “Radical Ecopsychology”. The final few minutes of this video…

On Max Hafler’s Forthcoming Book: A Poem

Your Manuscript for “Open Voice”  Max, my partner, has just sent his finished manuscript to his publisher. If you are an acting teacher or even “a voice” look out for it. I will keep you posted.   Your New Book (For Max Hafler on completion of “Open Voice”) Your book is all about making the…

Videos on Embracing Gaia: One

Embracing Gaia One: The following sequence of videos is an attempt to address the planetary crisis most frequently described by the symptom of “global warming”. I say “symptom” because “global warming” is in a sense only one aspect of our disregard and ignorance of our planetary interdependence: our psychological ill-health and its related physical illnesses…

Christmas Poem (For Vasily Petrenko)

Pastel Shades A Christmas poem, about failing libido maybe or a dullness that seeps into the bones in winter and later life. Perhaps what Dylan Thomas calls the “dying of the light”; not that there is much rage in this poem, it is more a complaint about a general lack of intensity in a dull…

In Ennerdale: A Poem

  In Ennerdale Last July my niece Jenny and I went wild camping to the English Lake District and this is a poem about that memorable end of day experience of lake-light and vision. Ennerdale Water is the most westerly glaciated lake in Cumbria, very deep and the area  has been designated for “re-wilding”….well I…

And Hope and History Rhyme

Healing in Poetry I have been reading Tara Bergin’s “This is Yarrow”,  a collection of her poems shortlisted for The Irish Times/Dún Laoghaire “Poetry Now” competion which takes place from the 11th. to the 14th. September. See http://www.mountainstosea.ie There are several other poets shortlisted and this formed the basis for a summer read-in of my…