50 books in a year of being 50

In this year of being 50 I have decided to follow one of my creative passions
and make 50 handmade books over the year.

Early next year I will find a way to exhibit the books and auction them.

The money raised will go to Plum Village in France,
a monastic retreat centre inaugurated by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Book number 7, Two Birds

Current bid for this book stands at £20
Book number 7 contains one of my short poems, Two Birds.

This book measures 15 x 16cm and is hand printed both on the front cover and inside (each letter printed individually!) with just 4 pages and the bird prints suspended in the middle of each page.
The words of the poem are:-

This bird’s song
is muted
by a cage
that is
too narrow
too small
too heavy
too dark.

This bird sings
echoing through
all the valleys
there is
no cage.

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