…one of my finest pals is Mac Logan, an author and poet of great perspicuity (insight, Mabel… insight)… he’s not averse to dabbling in alternative ways to express himself… and recently did a sort of ‘joined-up’ thingy with the inspiration of an artist’s work with his ability to produce poetry that merges with it… I think it’s remarkable… be sure to click on the full post and follow the Sound Cloud rendition by Mac himself… see what yeez think:
What happens when a Scots artist and a Scots poet fuse the muse?
Scottish Witch Finding
© Pauline McGee 2011
This is the second effort of a distinctive collaboration between painter and poet. As in the first, TWIST, the painting portrays victims of the Scottish witch-finding times and their abuse. A poet responds to the artwork, absorbing the image and reacting. Comments most welcome.
Studying the painting, my eye is drawn top left. I see an arm and face struggling, underwater. I recall the ducking chair and it’s use.
Towards the bottom of the work the calm, poker faces of the victims (see first two lines), hands holding back from clasping mouths in horror … Evil people have their way when good folk do nothing.
If you want to hear this poem read, follow the link at the bottom of the post.
Stay brave. Make sure those brutes can never see
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