I’m more than chuffed to be able to unveil the rather beautiful cover of ‘The Garden/er’ our forthcoming collection from Annie Maclean.
Annie is a wonderful poet and I really can’t wait to share this with you all in the near future.
About The Garden/er:
“The Garden/er is a long poem which contains a sequence of elegies. It follows a year in a garden, month by month, examining flora and fauna, and listening to the author’s experiences and reactions to her father’s death. Anger and bewilderment and loss give way to an appreciation of the rhythms of the natural world.”
Since passing my ‘three score years’ of age, I now follow the hopes of Katsushita Hokusai who commented:
‘… at 73 years I partly understood the structure of animals, birds, insects and fishes and the life of grasses and plants. And so at 86 I shall progress further; at 90 I shall even further penetrate their secret meaning and by 100 I shall perhaps truly have reached the level of the marvellous and the divine. When I am 110, each dot, each line, will possess a life of its own.’
[Calza, Gian Carlo (2004) ‘Hokusai: A Universe’ in HOKUSAI, p.7 Phaidon Press]
I have recently been awakened by Extinction Rebellion. We have 11 years to address the climate emergency on our planet. Today is 2019. 2031 will be too late.
Wake up, everyone! Wake up!