‘the reclaiming of the awareness of the world’…with poetry

“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” – Allen Ginsberg

I’ve been caught up lately doing too much work but in odd moments I slip the words ‘art and ecology’ into search engines for other art forms to get a bit inspired. I know, it’s pretty sad.

I barely know why I write a blog as I find writing a bit of a struggle, too many ideas all trying to come out at once means that I spend half my time going back over my sentences trying to sort them into some sort of order but in some odd way its a huge relief to clear the ideas that take up space.  I sometimes find myself curious about poetry; it intrigues me how do people manage to convey so much, often so visually and creatively.

Here is a piece I found, I wasn’t sure what I was listening to at first but hope you enjoy Janet as much as I did.

By the way, do let me know about other ecopoets, Alice Oswald is a favorite of mine but there must be more.

I had a dream the other night
I walked out of the city
to a forest
and there were neatly paved bicycle paths
and trash cans every fifty feet
and trash every ten

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