Poetry

After Great Pain a Formal Feeling Comes

May 27th, 2017 Posted In: Art Tags: , , ,

After great pain a formal feeling comes– The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs; The stiff Heart questions–was it He that bore? And yesterday–or centuries before? The feet, mechanical, go round A wooden way Of ground, or air, or ought, Regardless grown, A quartz contentment, like a stone. This is the hour of lead Remembered if […]

The Skylight

May 27th, 2017 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , ,

You were the one for skylights, I opposed Cutting into the seasoned tongue-and-groove Of pitch pine. I liked it low and closed, Its claustrophobic, nest-up-in-the-roof Effect. I liked the snuff-dry feeling, The perfect, trunk-lid fit of the old ceiling. Under there, it was all hutch and hatch. The blue slates kept the heat like midnight […]

Barbara

February 15th, 2017 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , ,

Barbara Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour-là Et tu marchais souriante Épanouie ravie ruisselante Sous la pluie Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest Et je t’ai croisée rue de Siam Tu souriais Et moi je souriais de même Rappelle-toi Barbara Toi que je ne connaissais pas Toi qui ne […]

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil

William Shakespeare

It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.

William Butler Yeats

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

If we are going to work less, does that mean we will play more?

Lund university, founded in 1666, and its research centre the Pufendorf Institute. That was where I met up with the Degrowth research group on 18th March 2016. I had been invited by the coordinators, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson to hold a workshop for the research group that would use different methods – visual art, drama, […]