Julie, the Devon Dowsers shop keeper 2016 – 2019, heard this on BBC Radio Devon,
‘We are isolating today so that when we get together again, no one is missing’.
This space is available for any member to share with other dowsers the poems they find most inspiring. Please send them to either Jane or Gwynn via the Contact link on the front page of the website or email direct. Please send the link if you can find it on You Tube.
Devon Dowsers’ Sally Cunis is the Dowsers’ Poet Laureate, and will from time to time be sharing her poems with us.
Here are Sally’s most recent poems
Sally’s first poem in this series is below
Sally has shared these poems that she wrote a few years ago
Sally’s There`s hope in the Seedlings
Sally also shares with us the moving speech of Chief Seattle made on 11th March 1854. He spoke in the Lushootseed language which has been translated through a number of languages but the essence of his eloquent and powerful environmental message speaks to us today more than ever.
Sally shared the words of White Eagle which are very inspiring, and a timely reminder not to allow us to get pulled down by all the negativity around.
To celebrate Australian poetry Gwynn shares Bill Kearns ‘Entrapment’ poem.
Below are some poems from Gwynn’s favourite American poets, which include Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly, Robert Frost and E,E.Cummings
Mary Oliver ‘Wild geese’
Robert Frost ‘The Road not taken’ read by Robert Bly
Wendell Berry ‘Manifesto: The Mad farmer Liberation Front.’
Robert Bly ‘Poems’
E.E. Cummings ‘I carry your heart with me’
‘Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey’ by William Wordsworth.
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
A thought provoking poem by YouTuber Tom Foolery
Gwynn, came across this poem by Ted Hughes which really resonated with him, from his walks around deep in lanes with Devon Banks where old oak trees grow above your head and form a green tunnel wrapping you around.
He has included a photo of Wistmans wood and a cut down oak in a wood near him to illustrate the poem
Andre Rieu – ‘You Will Never Walk Alone’
Tom Petty – ‘I Won’t Back Down’
Israel ‘IZ’ – ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’
Boyle – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’
John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
Queen – ‘I Want to Break free’
‘Benedictus’ From ‘The Armed man’, by Karl Jenkins with Stjepan Hauser playing cello
‘2 Cellos’ playing ‘With or Without You’.
Queen ‘The Show Must Go On’.
‘Lark ascending‘ by Vaughan Williams played by Nigel Kennedy
Lustleigh’s virtual May Day Celebration
I found a flute……