I’m really excited to share with you all my most mysterious project to date.
To be honest, I have no idea where these poems came from. They descended in moments of deep silence (blessed times where a, "blanket of quiet, thick yet soft ", simply appeared in my life without any warning).
And these poems came, in what felt like a ‘ready made form’. Like a cosmic pop up message - ‘You got mail’… and hey presto there they were.
When I read back what had just appeared, I was amazed at what was being said. They seemed to come in an archetypal voice… something ancient yet wholly present and ‘now’…and though the messages seemed at times veiled, I understood exactly what was meant.
It was clear these lyrics were not destined for songs and at first I had the feeling to make them into a little book, along with some of my paintings, to give as a gift to my closest friends.
However, something was pushing from deep within and a strong, what I can only call, message came that they were to be spoken and set to a canvas of soundscapes.
It was something I’d never really done before and I felt quite nervous at first. Talking the words out loud felt strange and uncomfortable and I felt even a little ashamed and could only do it alone when no-one was around in the house.
However, the power of the poems and all they contained magically took over and I found myself, slowly-slowly surrendering into the words and the message and allowing it to be spoken as it wished.
As I melted more and more into the poems and the journey of bringing them into form, I experienced they had the power to bring me back to the very space of quiet from where they had first come.
It it is truly my wish that in listening to these poems and soundscapes, you too, may fall into this silent space of quiet and blessing and thus doing so, experience a taste of the mystery that lives within us all.