We are nature
Gillian Colhoun, Neil Baker
Save the Date for Aracena: We are Nature
This September (23rd – 28th), Dark Angels will be making a long-awaited return to Finca El Tornero del Rebollar.
Neil and Gillian will be hosting a lightly structured few days of writing, reading, making, walking, thinking and sharing. There’ll be lots of creative invitations as you would expect, many with a strong connection to nature and the Andalusian wilderness. Everyone is welcome. There are more details to come, but registering your interest with Susanne now will help us plan accommodation and hospitality.
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
from New Collected Poems (Counterpoint, 2012)
El Tornero de Rebollar is set in the beautiful Andalucian countryside 1 km from the town of Aracena and 92 km from Seville. This wonderfully spacious ‘cortijo’ has exceptional views and a secluded setting in 25 acres of cork and chestnut trees in the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park in Western Andalucía, Spain.
Date: 23 Sep