Research at University of Wales: Poets living with a sky

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I got an opportunity to take part in research ‘Living with a sky’ in front of St Trinity, University of Wales, where essentially we explore how contemporary humans relate to sky. I thought it was a great idea to perform part of research among poets, as the sky, cosmos, moon..have always been a source of inspiration to artists and writers. With some of you I already had a personal contact/information, but I thought of doing this as a separate post, if it needs some additional clarification. Additionally to that, this is also a perfect way for me to get back on track with businessinrhyme and wordpress.

So what is your connection to the sky? If you would like to participate in this research below are the questions. It would take you only few minutes to answer and confidentially of your data is guaranteed.

As a token of my gratitude your poetry will be featured on my blog and as well as a part of research itself 🙂 You can email me the answers businessinrhyme@gmail.com, or answer in the form that suits you.

This post will be reposted occasionally  as long as collecting data lasts.

Thank you in advance, Maja

  1. What year you were born?

 

  1. Country of origin

 

  1. How long have you been writing poetry?

 

  1. How long have you been publicly sharing your poetry (via wordpress and other media)?

 

  1. Have you been traditionally published author?

 

  1. What sky represents to you?

 

  1. What inspires you to write about the sky/cosmos, sun, stars or moon?

 

  1. Do you have a favorite poem that reflects on nature of the sky?

 

  1. Share excerpt of your poetry where sky/elements of sky are mentioned.

 

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8 thoughts on “Research at University of Wales: Poets living with a sky

  1. What year you were born?

    1959

    Country of origin

    United States

    How long have you been writing poetry?

    Almost exactly fifty years

    How long have you been publicly sharing your poetry (via wordpress and other media)?

    Fourteen weeks = 25,000 views worldwide

    Have you been traditionally published author?

    In isolated periodicals worldwide

    What sky represents to you?

    The perpetual divine gift of a wonderfully shifting work of awesome art

    What inspires you to write about the sky/cosmos, sun, stars or moon?

    The sky/cosmos, sun, stars or moon😆

    Do you have a favorite poem that reflects on nature of the sky?

    A Loftier Perspective

    Our Mother Nature paints a masterpiece
    Upon the morning and the evening sky
    To bring our minds to calm and hearts to peace
    Although we pass it all unseeing by

    Noticing not her so painstaking care
    In choosing colors warm, serene and bright
    Remain of such artistry unaware
    Designed though it may be for our delight

    Did we but gaze upon each daily gift
    With something close to its deserved respect
    Allow it — glorious! — our hearts to lift
    A loftier perspective we’d elect

    As Mother Nature paints, she heaves a sigh
    As if to say, “Take heed! Heaven is nigh…”

    Share excerpt of your poetry where sky/elements of sky are mentioned.

    From “Today I Was a Poet”

    Today I truly was a poet, ay
    A human being all unfettered by
    The pond’rous weights which hold their dreadful sway
    Over most lives — a pilot, cleared to fly

    By virtue of a willingly paid price
    In meditation, learning and despair
    Past obstacles which threaten, in a trice
    Now, suddenly and magically — there!

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