Lesley Wood

Lesley Wood

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About Me

I have been writing poetry, stories and creating art for over twenty years. Places published: Patchwork Poems, Vampire Junction, Eclipse among others. I am hoping to collect my poetry into a book soon, and hope I get positive feedback on this forum.


Art is also a big passion of mine and I enjoy: drawing, painting & photography when I can. To view my artwork, please visit:
DeviantArt.Com

My spoken word/poetry recordings are available on SoundCloud for those who prefer listening rather than reading. Many poetry recordings have been remixed/fused with music:





The Poet

Only on me, the lonely one,
The unending stars of the night shine,
The stone fountain whispers its magic song,
To me alone, to me the lonely one
The colorful shadows of the wandering clouds
Move like dreams over the open countryside.
Neither house nor farmland,
Neither forest nor hunting privilege is given to me,
What is mine belongs to no one,
The plunging brook behind the veil of the woods,
The frightening sea,
The bird whir of children at play,
The weeping and singing, lonely in the evening, of a man secretly in love.
The temples of the gods are mine also, and mine
the aristocratic groves of the past.
And no less, the luminous
Vault of heaven in the future is my home:
Often in full flight of longing my soul storms upward,
To gaze on the future of blessed men,
Love, overcoming the law, love from people to people.
I find them all again, nobly transformed:
Farmer, king, tradesman, busy sailors,
Shepherd and gardener, all of them
Gratefully celebrate the festival of the future world.
Only the poet is missing,
The lonely one who looks on,
The bearer of human longing, the pale image
Of whom the future, the fulfillment of the world
Has no further need. Many garlands
Wilt on his grave,
But no one remembers him.
~Herman Hesse


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Posted 8 Years Ago


Behold! Our Mother Earth is lying here
Behold! She gives of her fruitfulness.
Truly, her power she gives us.
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lies here.

Behold! On Mother Earth the growing fields!
Behold the promises of her fruitfulness!
Truly, her power she gives us.
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lies here.

Behold on Mother Earth the running streams,
We see the promises of her fruitfulness.
Truly, her power she gives us.
Our thanks to Mother Earth who lies here.

PAWNEE HAKO CEREMONY
J

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Nah, I've only got a few private Evoca recordings... and a few e-zine links to published poems if you're interested.

And thanks for the comment =)
J

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Posted 9 Years Ago


I had less than 30 up... but still, a lot of them had my photos and Evoca recordings. Bleh.

Myself, I've been really busy artistically, I guess. Spoken word evenings, invited a couple of months ago to read at this festival with a dozen others, chalking poetry on pavements with other guerilla poets (haha), singing jazz-stuff with a pianist (not so much lately, though--my guitar skills have deteriorated, haha), and organising/producing this short film with a director friend of mine... cinematography, editing, dialogue nitpickery, angles, sound, lighting, blah blah blah and all that.

Yeah. And working 45+ hour weeks on top of it. Haha. Woo. A lot, I know.
J

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hello, you. Long time, no hear and all that =)

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Thank you, "Silent Decade" was very hard to write, no real words convey the loss of a child.

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Thanks so much for the review and request for friendship.

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Hi Les,
I'm certainly interested in the contest and will be up and running after I move this weekend.
Thanks, JKC

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Thanks for the review of kind like the dreams I have. Funny how some of the contest make you do crazy things. I think for the most part the contest are really good cause most of the time I don't really have a subject in mind. In that sense I feel conected to Woody Guthery.

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Cool thanks. I'm glad that you dig the contest. And yeah I do like what the holidays are supposed to mean but not exactly the way that they are carried out thank you and to your family as well. I guess that's part the reason why Nick Cave thinks people are just no good.

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Posted 10 Years Ago


That's great! So you can read it when washing up and things?