wonderful and interesting people I would meet via the internet when I purchased my laptop a little over a year ago. I have come a long way since then, starting out selling on eBay, then etsy, then starting a blog last spring. I receive many kind and encouraging comments on my blog and I want to say thank you to all!
A few days ago a poet read my blog and left a comment, as usual I checked out her blog and discovered she is a poet as well as a "green" artist... like me...except I'm not a poet. I read her poetry and really liked it... soooo I thought I would share her prose with you. Here is the first one :
turn stones scurry
grey white movement
against grey white pebbles
the shush of the sea
the skirr of stones
turned by probing beaks
Inspired largely by the lovely bird,
the turnstone, which we saw on the coast at Oban, and partly by this post on obscure words on Write Anything
Crafted by Crafty Green Poet at 6:33 AM
Thinking about: birds, nature diary, poetry, Scotland
The last wild golden frog
waves* from its rock
to attract a mate.
The biologist stops
and picks it up. She wishes
she could leave it here,
remembers the care needed
years ago to avoid crushing frogs
with every step along this river
but now a deadly fungus advances, will reach this valley soon
and the frogs have no chance.
The biologist adds the frog
to her collection and walks down
the now less golden hill.
In the frog hospital
the last golden frogs in the world
sit in cages and wave.
*the male golden frog waves a front leg to attract a mate and to warn off other males. 2008 is the International Year of the Frog. Many species of frogs and toads around the world are threatened with extinction. You can read more about the problem and how you can help save the species concerned at Amphibian Ark (and follow the other links in the post too).
Crafted by Crafty Green Poet at 6:23 AM
Thinking about: extinctions, poetry
Juliet Wilson is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She blogs at Crafty Green Poet, which features her poetry and ideas for reusing waste materials in craft items that are useful rather than works of art.
"The focus in my crafts is to reuse materials in practical ways that hopefully inspire people to think about how they can reuse their everyday waste. An example is: http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2008/11/recycled-diary.html - recycled diary I also like to reuse materials to make collages to publicuse my blog or to use as postcards, here is a recent example: http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2008/10/collage-for-japanese-inn.html I also sometimes make bags from scrap materials, here is an example:http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2005/09/gift-bags.html Of course at this time of year I'm starting to make Christmas cards from reused materials:http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2008/11/first-christmas-cards-2008.html
Thank you Juliet for sharing your beautiful and thoughtful poetry with us.
Oops I have to run....