My friend Jerry asked me if I’d like to do a piece for his blog, so I wrote and recorded a text and a poem.
(Plus – you know, he said nice things about me – you gotta take what you can get!)
If you click to view the original post on Jerry’s blog, there is a Soundcloud of the whole thing as a sort of minipodcast.
My friend Steve Smart is one of those people who overflows with talent. He’s a photographer, filmmaker, poet and all around Mr Fix-it when it comes to media and tech things. You can see his work here. He’s brought together a number of his talents with a lovely reflective, poetic piece appropriate to our times. Feast on this (a script follows):
Last night I was listening to an excellent BBC podcast in which artist Norman Ackroyd talks with author Robert Macfarlane.
Both are people whose work I admire hugely, and the conversation was a treat which I recommend. Amongst many topics covered at some point they touched on a story about an ancient hand stencil. This piece of cave art, believed to be the oldest yet discovered had been dated to over 64,000 years ago. Something sparked, and I knew I would be writing a poem…
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