I know I’ve been silent. But since confinement has been imposed, I’ve been spending a lot of time #outdoors, #rewilding and #reenchanting.
Solitude has never been an issue and I’m taking full advantage of the first #springgreens and wild #medicinalherbs that are currently popping from the ground.
The rewilding process has also gotten into the introspective conversations with the Self: priorities, work and what makes one’s heart sing. What are one’s roots and the dusty, often forgotten part of the self. I have an artistic background and life long love story with words.
So I decided to weave those neglected parts of myself with my love for herbs and the Runes in order to create something new, something that is more like me, something with somewhat loose delimitations in which I feel neither constricted nor lost.
So poetry is back on the menu as I just finished my first Runic poem called “The Lament of the Alfar” (you can see an excerpt on the image), which will be part of a group of other poems & illustrations about the Rune Mannaz. I’ll talk some more about it soon.