About Nature's Words & Helen's ecopoetry

May Gaia, Great Beloved, speak through me...

may I be a channel, a conduit for Nature's words!

Helen Moore, an award-winning British ecopoet and socially engaged artist, first created this website in 2004 using 'Dreamweaver', and a bunch of natural images taken on her digital camera, seeing the website as a changing showcase for her ecopoetry/socially engaged arts/ teaching, and as a repository for responses to it. Despite the homemade quirks & simple, vintage style, Helen is proud that the British Library has it in their UK Web Archive, which they regularly update, preserving screenshots to document its evolution over time....

Enjoy browsing!

WEBSITE LAST UPDATED 4/4/2016

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Helen's essay 'WHAT IS ECOPOETRY?'

was first published on the International Times website:

http://internationaltimes.it/what-is-ecopoetry/

O children we are robbing! turn away!
may
we have left you not just dirt and dearth
on scrap-heap Earth
but each of you the proud eye of a dream.

— JONATHAN GRIFFIN


The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth
is not that we are on the way to destroying the world –
we've actually been on the way for quite a while.
It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep,
to a whole new relationship to our world,
to ourselves and each other.

— JOANNA MACY

Compassion is an act of imagination.

— LINDSAY CLARKE

“…change the myth in order to change the wider reality…
that is the way in which serious changes
are eventually brought about.”

— MARY MIDGELEY

A Manifesto

In this manifesto, Helen attempted to define and explore the modern discomfort with engaged Art and to show how and why a growing number of artists, writers and poets, have taken it up and developed their own unique responses to the global environmental crisis we're currently facing as a species.

GoldenToad, extinction attributed to climate change

ART FOR EARTH'S SAKE: A MANIFESTO

The following titles relate to the different sections in the manifesto.

Click on the first to reach the beginning....

Art for Art’s Sake and its Legacy

Knowledge in the Information Age

Freedom of Expression in the Corporate World

The Impotence of the Art/Life Separation

The insights of Gaia Theory and Quantum Science

Implications for the Artist

Transforming Consciousness

Biocentric Art and Sustainable Poetry

Some Pointers for Artists aspiring to be Agents of Social Change

Means of Production

Posterity

 

“It is the responsibility of the poet to be a woman to keep an eye on
this world and cry out like Cassandra, but be
listened to this time.”

Grace Paley

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