‘i hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come’

The lines in the heading are a quote from an amazingly heartfelt poem Requiem for a Rainforest by celebrated Malaysian poet/lawyer, Cecil Rajendra. Cecil read it during the keynote presentations at the first Culture |Futures Symposium at the UN Climate summit, Cop15. I went up to him later to thank him for this poem and…Read more ‘i hear of press conferences of petitions, of signatures of campaigns & lobbying but no words will come’

Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

'I have been aware of the sea as an enclosing presence, both sheltering and dangerous. But most important, I have noticed that the atoll (Suwarrow) belongs to the organic world; it is a living island' RD Frisbie, 'Island of Desire - the story of a South Seas Trader, 1944 Readers, I have been overwhlemed by…Read more Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

'Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it'    M. Ghandi It's funny how things can come together so quickly. Last weekend I was looking at all the people across the globe coming together to mark the 350 global day of climate change awareness and still thinking, I…Read more ‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

Up a tree with Patrick Jones

I thought you might like to see the work of someone who wrote to me on my blog; these are his recent August sketches. Jones is an artist, poet, thinker, organic gardener, composter, father– and interested in looking deeply into the nature of his local environment and in earlier work, urban surroundings.  I don't think…Read more Up a tree with Patrick Jones

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