The most read Lifesaving Poems of 2014

Anthony Wilson

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Here are the most read Lifesaving Poems of 2014.

For the first time I have been able to compare last year’s top ten with this year’s, so have put last year’s position in brackets. * denotes a new entry to the top ten.

1 (1) ‘Journey’ -Mary Oliver

I first came across Mary Oliver’s ‘The Journey’ on Malcolm Doney’s Posterous page, sadly now defunct. (While it was still with us I took the liberty of copying it to my scrapbook blog Nowhere Better Than This, the text of which is here. The good news is you can now listen to Malcolm Pausing for Thought on Radio 2. A recent favourite example is this short piece, on hope. It has five essential words of Wendell Berry in it, which, as my children never tire of laughing at me for saying, is worth the admission fee.)

Until finding ‘The…

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Navy Blue Night (with snowfall)

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NavyBlueNightWe have lost the snow ~ the light of winter ~ so I went back to look at some photographs from last year and found these, images made at night while a gentle snow was falling. These are in-camera double exposures, the first exposure is a still frame with flash (to catch the snowflakes), and in the second exposure camera movement was used to ‘sketch’ in the landscape. I have shifted the colour somewhat to make them look as inky as the night felt.

Karen McRae, 2014

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MUNDO ANIMAL

Cientista japonês cria cordas de violino feitas com teia de aranha. O novo material produz um tipo de timbre mais suave e profundo que as tradicionais cordas de intestino animal.
Foto: Cientista japonês cria cordas de violino feitas com teia de aranha. O novo material produz um tipo de timbre mais suave e profundo que as tradicionais cordas de intestino animal.