Recently I was asked by a writer friend on WattPad (also Mia Lotus on You Tube) if I’d like to be one of the poets for a charitable project website of hers (Songs For The Sea) to encourage and inspire us all to care more about the ocean. I wrote two ocean related poems and also decided to create a poetry video. My lovely artist friend Karen Gadient created some beautiful ‘blue’ abstract art to go with the poem
Most of my videos on my You Tube page that are not my own film are free creative commons footage, but on this occasion I decided to purchase some pieces of short film from Shutterstock. They have an amazing collection of film footage on Shutterstock, but it’s probably not something I’ll be spending much money on with future videos as it’s quite costly.
The point of my poetry video is to show how misguided it is to spend so much time and money on space projects in the hope of finding life when there is an abundance of life in the ocean, some of which has barely been explored.
The ocean is a world within our world and is so crucial to the functioning of the planet we live on. Space on the other hand, fascinating it may be, but I don’t feel it’s as relevant as the sea or important enough to be spending vast sums of public money in exploration that doesn’t appear to result in much at all. The sea these days seems to be turning into a convenient dumping ground – that’s just so wrong. I wonder if another habitable planet was ever found, humans would just go and dump their garbage there too?
You can find more poets writing on (Songs For The Sea) under the poetry category and also a collection of talented singers and musicians. In January 2017 there will be a CD music compilation of all the singers and musicians listed.
Also at some point an ebook of poetry will be published. Both of those items will be sold in aid of charity. If it interests you, then make sure to bookmark the website for future visits.
Please enjoy the video – it’s a bit of chill out poetry experience! 🙂