Grace & Joy!

Poem after midnight - ‘The green minus-marks of grass’

October 05, 2020 rowena scotney Season 2 Episode 9
Grace & Joy!
Poem after midnight - ‘The green minus-marks of grass’
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Grace & Joy!
Poem after midnight - ‘The green minus-marks of grass’
Oct 05, 2020 Season 2 Episode 9
rowena scotney

An episode of 8:15 mins, and a poem just after midnight, whispering to me to get out of bed, put on the light, find a pencil and start writing x (Audio voice a little coldy/fluey!)

This one wrote itself, too, beginning with words that emerged last Friday which inspired an intuitive painting - 'Leaping alive - into the green space'.

Then two beautiful phrases and imagery by Janet Frame, a writer I've recently discovered and love - her short stories in 'The Daylight and the Dust' are luminous and beautiful, subtle, poignant and tender...

'Mr Paget's lawn shone like fur in the sun'
&
'The green minus-marks of grass' (after being cut with an old mower)

both from the story 'The Winter Garden'.

The poem is also about creativity, as a wild, warm-hearted and gentle creature... and how, if we can hear, we must listen in and honour and celebrate x

None of this was 'thought out' but I love how it flowed and was determined to be written, in the night hours. :)

Poem begins at 4:24

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Please see more artwork, articles and info at www.rowenascotney.com 


Music by Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com - 'Wavy Glass'
Artwork by Rowena Scotney

Episode cover - 'Leaping alive - into the green space' - intuitive painting
Podcast cover - 'Garden Robin’ felting

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rowenascotney)

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An episode of 8:15 mins, and a poem just after midnight, whispering to me to get out of bed, put on the light, find a pencil and start writing x (Audio voice a little coldy/fluey!)

This one wrote itself, too, beginning with words that emerged last Friday which inspired an intuitive painting - 'Leaping alive - into the green space'.

Then two beautiful phrases and imagery by Janet Frame, a writer I've recently discovered and love - her short stories in 'The Daylight and the Dust' are luminous and beautiful, subtle, poignant and tender...

'Mr Paget's lawn shone like fur in the sun'
&
'The green minus-marks of grass' (after being cut with an old mower)

both from the story 'The Winter Garden'.

The poem is also about creativity, as a wild, warm-hearted and gentle creature... and how, if we can hear, we must listen in and honour and celebrate x

None of this was 'thought out' but I love how it flowed and was determined to be written, in the night hours. :)

Poem begins at 4:24

....................................................................................................

Please see more artwork, articles and info at www.rowenascotney.com 


Music by Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com - 'Wavy Glass'
Artwork by Rowena Scotney

Episode cover - 'Leaping alive - into the green space' - intuitive painting
Podcast cover - 'Garden Robin’ felting

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rowenascotney)

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