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About seasonalight

Ginny Battson, Wales. Writer, Getty Image contributor ~ ecology, enviroethics, intrinsic value of biodiversity, geodiversity, ecoliteracy. Currently studying MA Applied Philosophy.

Folk Memory

Folk memory is the mystery of human-nature time, a connection to ancestral imagination forged directly in the natural world. Even the unnatural and odd root us in something evermore powerful than ourselves ~ as powerful as evolution itself. All is … Continue reading

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An urgent appeal to the world’s leading humanities scholars, organisations and institutions.

  More than 15,000 scientists have signed a SECOND WARNING to humanity, that we must curtail the crippling damage we, as an interconnected species, are inflicting upon Planet Earth. I appeal to all humanities scholars, organisations and institutions. Please read … Continue reading

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“The force that through the green fuse drives the flower…”

My path to the wood   “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees Is my destroyer.” Dylan Thomas (1933) ~~~~~~~

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My Landlines Nomination

I have chosen my favorite book, not by intellectual analysis, reputation, or any kind of prophetic philosophy, but by its visceral and healing effect/affect on me as a child. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. In … Continue reading

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Xenotrauma ~ an appeal.

I have been following the plight of the Manus Island and Nauru Detainees. The belligerence of the rightwing Australian coalition government is shameful. Ministers appear to be defending a right to hold refugees seeking asylum by boat in unfathomable conditions, with … Continue reading

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Peregrine, The Gleam

A female Peregrine Falcon (left) and a male Peregrine Falcon (right) Photo via http://www.earthrangers.com A poem on raptorcide and sub-men. Dark bronze, and Gleam, Her eye is weaponry threaded to claw with naked hunger. Peregrine seeks no thrill into swift death. … Continue reading

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A Tail for Samhain

  As a small child, before bed, I would sit on the fourth tread of our green carpeted stairs and gaze up at the hill through an old sash window. Along the ridge-top was a big, dark eyebrow shape, solid … Continue reading

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Onto a Vast Plain, Rilke

  Isle of Lewis, by me. “You are not surprised at the force of the storm— you have seen it growing. The trees flee. Their flight sets the boulevards streaming. And you know: he whom they flee is the one … Continue reading

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A Short Tweeterie on Wellbeing

My daughter at WWT Rain Garden, London. Photo by me. (to be read bottom-upwards) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Esranebulous

  I have not found a word to describe the uncanny light as a result of carbon atoms from the deaths of a living forest, dust and cloud originating in Iberia, drifting across Europe, pulled by unusual storm forces. The … Continue reading

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