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New Mirror Poem Train Travels England – Wales

After all the exciting art of the last five days I’m sure you’re ready for some exquisitely poetic words now. So I imported Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem into the Greenygrey world pronto.

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Mirror Poem Railway Journey

English: Wrexham-Shrewsbury railway The Wrexha...
English: Wrexham-Shrewsbury railway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The poem celebrates some of the great scenery and places from the east coast of Yorkshire to the west coast of Wales: over the Pennines into Lancashire,  then down to Cheshire and Shropshire in western England before crossing into Powys in eastern Wales for more mountain scenery.

The travel creation myth of the Greenygrey says that it was born along that line, with lots of greenery still on the ground, and cloudy skies often above.

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Scarborough (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Train Journey Rise and Fall, Either Side of Offa’s Dyke 

English east coast

Scarborough Yorkshire Coast queen

steaming south through Malton to York

Leeds, Huddersfield and Dewsbury

West Yorkshire canals and mills

trans-Pennine

often white in winter

villages high on hills

Stalybridge signals

City of Manchester

stadium seen before centre

South West to Shrewsbury, Welshpool past Halfway House

castle visible from town

Powis county name

Newtown notifies

farms rising in altitude

sometimes grey clouds hidden

traws-Cambrian

Mid Wales rivers and farms

Caersws, Machynlleth and Dovey

riding parallel Estuary widens to Borth

Aberystwyth Cardigan Bay pier

Welsh west sea

A view of the village of Llangrannog which is ...
A view of the village of Llangrannog which is on Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion, Wales. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Body Artistic Photography Inspires Creation Mythology

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, comedy and history correspondent at ye olde humour inspired Greenygrey. Four stunning Emorfes blog posts featuring the work of Veronika Pinke, Pete Piriya, Christophe Kiciak, Alessio Federico and Barbara Pichiecchio triggered memories of an ancient tale often recited in the Greenygrey world, so I thought I’d share the creation myth in werewolf weasel words; before chronologically coordinating images borrowed from Emorfes:

One Greenygrey creation myth
said that upon eighteen years amiss
a hero werewolf would fall to Earth
spending nine years embracing mirth
while wrestling with the abyss
as told in images on Emorfes…

Stunning Nature Photography by Veronika Pinke

Landscape Photography by Pete Piriya

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Photo Manipulations by Christophe Kiciak

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Body Paintings by Alessio Federico and Barbara Pichiecchio

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Epic Landscape Photos Inspire New Version of Creation Myth

English: Myth of the creation of Japan Español...
English: Myth of the creation of Japan Español: Mito de la creación de Japón (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, ancient history and comedy expert at the Greenygrey. I was made a-were of the amazing photography on the emorfes site recently by Greenygrey and Baron, and think I have found some new insight into the Greenygrey creation myth from a recent post that celebrated the artistic photography of Michal Karcz.

The Greenygrey creation myth is of course only in the Greenygrey world;  emerging into the human world as an example of how little humanity actually knows about its origins, and how hundreds of cultures through the ages have had different versions of how humanity emerged into the modern world.

Previous Greenygrey creation myths have focused on air and forest, but this new finding opens up the possibility that it was air combined with hard rock and heavy metal that created Greenygrey. The photos, and descriptions they inspired, also correspond with many human cultures’ emphasis on the circular nature of life on Earth.

Greenygrey Air
Falls
to Hard Rock 

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 Rock Flows
Into
Earth

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Earth Emerges
into Opening

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Opening Wings,
Life returns
to
Greenygrey Air

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Scientific Evidence for Greenygrey Creation Myth?

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, history expert at the Greenygrey when I’m not being Baldrick. Reading yesterday’s blog about how greenygrey rainforests are good for life reminded me of the Greenygrey creation myth.

How Green and Grey Help Natural Life

First of all I looked up how the green and grey works together, and found this clear and concise explanation on the Amazon Center website:

‘The movement of minerals in this nutrient recycling from living to non-living, and back to living systems is strongly influenced by temperature and rainfall patterns. Water is essential for the uptake of minerals through the roots of plants, so rainfall is an essential part of the cycle.’

On Green Lake Trail, Mt Rainier.
On Green Lake Trail, Mt Rainier. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a fine balance in nature though, as in the Greenygrey and Folding Mirror poetry; and as we’ve been seeing in the UK this summer, you can have too much of a Greenygrey good thing:

‘However, too much rain can cause leaching of essential minerals from the leaves.’

PARA STATE, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: A lone remaining...
PARA STATE, BRAZIL – JUNE 11: A lone remaining Amazon rainforest tree stands in a deforested section of Amazon rainforest on June 11, 2012 in Para state, Brazil. Although deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 80 percent since 2004, environmentalists fear recent changes to the Forest Code will lead to further destruction. Around 20 percent of the rainforest has already been destroyed. The Brazilian Amazon, home to 60 percent of the world’s largest forest and 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of the country. The area is currently populated by over 20 million people and is challenged by deforestation, agriculture, mining, a governmental dam building spree, illegal land speculation including the occupation of forest reserves and indigenous land and other issues. Over 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of participants and protesters will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this month for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or ‘Earth Summit’. Host Brazil is caught up in its own dilemma between accelerated growth and environmental preservation. The summit aims to overcome years of deadlock over environmental concerns and marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, which delivered the Climate Convention and a host of other promises. Brazil is now the world’s sixth largest economy and is set to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Greenygrey Creation Myth

And after that explanation about how the Greenygrey creates, here’s a Folding Mirror poem about the Greenygrey creation myth from Greenygrey history now sited on the fmpoetry website:

When Earth and Sky are as One

Father Sky
riding high
except times
when its cirrus
fly amongst
mountain forests
and pea soup
joins it to Earth

Tis the time of Greenygrey

Sky is within reach
touch the void
swirling seraphim
seaside fog
rolling in estuary
islands bliss
giving birth
Mother Earth

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