Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,
I am moved and amazed at the response that project Song of Sahel is receiving from members of the Plum Tree Group. The Secret Keeper aka Jennifer Kiley kicked off the response by making a making a badge for her site, with all the links back to here. I still don’t know how she managed it. Perhaps by the grace of the goddess, Jennifer will teach me how to do it.
Jennifer is a tour de force in blog-land. She is a voracious blogger, compassionate, generous and has made a wonderful contribution to The Song of Sahel.
Jennifer’s activity inspired a whole sluagh (Irish for a lot) of activity. Susie Bertie and DiAnne Ebejer quickly followed suit with unique and quirky blog responses. In Suzie’s blog, she speaks of the “artists, writers, poets, dreamers & drifters, and the occasional dancing bear that make up the “international tribe of creatives! who are coming together “to champion not only one another, but the whole creative process.”
Susie writes poetically about the “Holes” in our world that must be filled, not ignored…such as Sahel.
Susie is an extraordinary poet. I hope to publish her poetry collection on Plum Tree Books in the near future.
DiAnne Ebejer has been a long-term support in the formation of Plum Tree Books. She is the kind of gal that everyone should have as a friend. She is reliable, a rock, the sort of person you can complain to behind the scenes. She listens, nods her head diplomatically, and carries on. DiAnne is another of plum tree Books’ gifted poets. She writes with such care, usually with a philosophical twist…always with a point. DiAnne’s collection will be published on Plum Tree Books also.
Then there is Shirani Rajapaske…Shirani posted her blog in which she gives fact and figure in straight-shooting-from-the-hip, dynamic delivery. Shirani has submitted poems for the Song of Sahel and has been featured in previous Plum Tree Books’ anthologies such as Every Child is Entitled to Innocence.
DeAnne Townes has interpreted the blog relay in her own, inimitable, passionate way. She picked up the flame and brought it to her neck of the woods to the native American community on the borders of Arizona and Mexico.
The Song of Sahel is like a torch of inspiration travelling across the world from UK, to the shores of USA to Sri Lanka. I wonder how many more will join in this relay chain of hope and inspiration as we carry the Song of Sahel across the world in preparation for our own event on 15th September?
There is still time to submit something. Please see: https://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/a-song-of-sahel-sos-calling-for-submissions/ The writing or art prompt is there. Join the Facebook event
I will be telling you more about the wonderful contributors to this event as time goes on.
Contributing Blogs and More to Come
Susie Bertie http://sooziebird.blogspot.com
Claudio Fiore http://claudfiore.blogspot.com/
Tony Mutton AKA DarKasean http://darkarsean.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/1216/