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Jo Melvin with writer Gertrude Gibbons and artist Grace Weir : The moon, painting and poetic imagery

4th January 2.00pm

Admission free

Reading: The moon, painting and poetic imagery. Jo Melvin with writer Gertrude Gibbons and artist Grace Weir

The moon, painting and poetic imagery. Closing Event for Jeff Gibbons Exhibition, NowHere Factual Nonsense.

Reading with Jo Melvin with writer Gertrude Gibbons and artist Grace Weir

There is something strange about moon – something haunting about the silvery light it leaves across night landscapes. Gazing at the dark sky, this orb glows with a pure intensity which has inspired through time a sense of mystery and power. Both bold and exposed in its bright presence, the moon has been used as a symbol, a means of talking about mysteries or sensations that are otherwise impossible to discuss. It has been the source of poetry, of myths, the goddesses Selena and Diana, S T Coleridge’s Cristabel, Robert Grave’s White Goddess; but it has also been a means of measurement, cycles and tides. The moon might be considered a key symbol for the process of metaphor itself, of poetic imagery, because it is a touchstone which enables discussion around and about the mysterious.

"I should relate some time how I

changed
My views on poetry, how it came to

be
That I consider myself today one of the many

Who arranged their rhymes about cherry blossoms,
Chrysanthemums and the full moon."

                                             Czeslaw Milosz, Not More

 

Start Time: 2.00pm

Ending 3.00pm