Here is the next video in the series of videos I have been producing for the Blue In Green collection. This one is for the poem Paris, Again. Multimedia work has always interested me and doing this series of videos has allowed me to explore some ideas on how to present poetry to people in a different way. There is more to come. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting my work by picking up a copy of the book at Amazon (the link to the book are below the video) If you are one of those lovely people who have already picked up a copy of Blue In Green and you have enjoyed it, could I ask you to visit the book’s page on Amazon and leave a review. It really helps get the book noticed. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the video.
This morning I have been reviewing my first draft of the new book, Other Silent Days. The poems in the book stretch as far back as 2012 through to the present day, covering various subjects. With the current vile display of the worst side of human nature that is happening around the world at the hand of extremists, and the war mongering talk in the media and by the worlds politicians, I felt maybe it was time for reflection and inner peace. I came across the following poem and thought it was fitting to share today. I wrote it back in 2012. I hope it can resinate some hope in peace in your hearts. Peace. Who We Are I sought the stars for answers, The cosmology of truth; The origin of remembrance In the vastness of our youth. I found nothing there but deconstruction; The building blocks of life. I found no emotion in the void Just the actualities implied. No story to be told; No conclusion to be drawn; No scientific paper to write; No intellectual dawn. Just faith in the knowledge That we are more than the sum of our parts; There is hope in our existence And the complexities of our hearts. And we are altogether one A symmetry of stardust – A revolving mass of particles Adrift in the darkness. Despite all our differences And varied points of view, You are related to me As I am to you. And from a distance we are viewed As just another lonely star Flickering in the firmament With someone wondering who we are. Phillip Mellor from Other Silent Days (coming 2016)