The Power Of Words….Emergence….Bartholomew Barker Gets Frisky With Molly Malone…Meet The Ancestors….

by Bernie Bell - 08:13 on 09 December 2022

The Power Of Words….

Jackie Morris’ letter to tomorrow….  https://vimeo.com/775804252/58312d6f21

Ursula Le Guin on the power of words…. https://twitter.com/ThatIanMarchant/status/1600637285355118593

Write on……



‘Emergence’ magazine…. https://emergencemagazine.org/about/ sent a selection of interesting articles about…LIFE….beginning with  ‘When the Earth Started to Sing” - a sonic journey written and narrated by David G. Haskell that brings us to the beginning of sound and song on planet Earth……. https://emergencemagazine.org/audio-story/when-the-earth-started-to-sing/ 

Here’s my tuppenceworth about LIFE and vibration…… https://theorkneynews.scot/2017/11/13/how-i-see-the-whole-life-lovelightgodreiki-etc-etc-thing/

‘Stone Alphabet’ by Katie Holten appealed to me as it’s - and I quote -  ‘A transcription of deep time.’

My take on it….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/01/03/imagine-being-a-rock-shaman/

‘On the Language of the Deep Blue’ by Charles Foster –  Killer whales near Skye – communicating.

‘Eleven Way of Smelling a Tree’ also by David G Haskell – self-explanatory.

‘Sanctuaries of Silence’ by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

My approach to silence… https://theorkneynews.scot/2021/05/24/poetry-corner-into-the-silence/

And there’s more – have a look/listen.


Bartholomew Barker Gets Frisky With Molly Malone…

I think Bart’s been on the Guinness again….https://bartbarkerpoet.com/2022/12/07/statues-of-dublin/

It’s not a statue - but it’s to honour him - in his home town….. https://www.orkney.gov.uk/News?postid=5751  - Orkney’s own George MacKay Brown. Here’s his poem about a Poet…

The Poet

Therefore he no more troubled the pool of silence.
But put on mask and cloak,
Strung a guitar
And moved among the folk.

Dancing they cried,
‘Ah, how our sober islands
Are gay again, since this blind lyrical tramp
Invaded the Fair!’

Under the last dead lamp
When all the dancers and masks had gone inside
His cold stare
Returned to its true task, interrogation of silence.

George Mackay Brown

If Bart returns to Orkney he could track down GMB’s grave in Warbeth cemetery .…. https://www.flickr.com/photos/summonedbyfells/9272920975  with its headstone inscription penned by the man himself…"Carve the runes then be content with silence"

I’ve previously mentioned the Stromness necropolis…. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=16031 - a place of much interest.


Meet The Ancestors….

…with Steve Drury….



Here’s one I made earlier….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/12/16/poetry-corner-why-do-people-leave-it-til-christmas/


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