The Journey

The Journey
The Journey

Over the weekend I was reminded about a book I wrote a few years ago called ‘The Journey’ which is available from Cityscape Books. Published in 2003, it is a story told in poetry form illustrated by some of my paintings.

The Journey
The Journey

The Journey

The reminder about The Journey was being asked to go to a gathering being organised by a friend and being asked to bring along some poetry to read. Well, the common language in the group was Italian which is okay for everyday conversation but a real problem when it comes to translating poetry! I decided to read an extract from The Journey in English and let the energy of the piece work its magic.

I told the story of the piece I was about to read, in Italian, giving them almost a visual description of what they were about to hear. And this is what I read to them.

 

Extract from The Journey

A movement in the sky
caught the eye of Shan
as a buzzard soared
ever upwards,
mingling with a cloud
of rainbow hues
as the sun refracted
the crystals therein.
For a moment,
Shan’s consciousness
became the bird
and flew with freedom
and ease
within the myriad hues.
No fear, no fear
just wild abandonment,
freed from the
trappings of physicality
and released into
the childhood mists
of abandonment and delight.
Until the pull of
reality beckoned,
allowing the bird to go
on its way
and Shan on hers.

(c) Dorothy Berry-Lound

The reading was well received and I enjoyed doing it (having been a little nervous beforehand I have to say).

Quick Mouse Update

We still have mice though we only ever see one – Barnet Boy thinks it is the same one but it doesn’t stay still long enough to make out distinguishing features! Stevie Mouse at over nine months old and half blind is better at chasing and cornering the mice than Malteser who is six years old and about as much use as a chocolate teapot!!!! Stevie got the mouse into a position to be caught but Barnet Boy missed it. The dramatic slapping of her paw on her forehead and falling over backwards was quite comical…

Before you go

Mid-week Reflections
Dorothy and Barnet Boy

My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.

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Thank you for reading!

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I am having fun living half way up a mountain in Central Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, Stevie Mouse and the rest of my fur family. I am enjoying creating art that people will love having on their walls. I also love storytelling through my blog and short stories.

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