From Mihaela Simandan, Romania … ” So, this is why I can say that Wales is a wonderful place, where the seas and oceans have agreed to meet a historic land with many castles, lovely beaches, the spectacular settlements and quiet farms protected by nice trees, that guard the roads like some fairy vegetal [leafy] arcades … And where the sky and clouds form true outdoor paintings…”
My thanks to Iulian Scutelnicu, the ICT Coordinator at Coleg Elidyr and Sophie, Tor, Ryan and Joe for both writing such beautiful, evocative poems and allowing us to use them in our Grundtvig Learning Partnerships.
Wind by Ryan O’Sullivan, Coleg Elidyr.Wind is blowing sharp in the freezing sky …The invisible spirit that spreads life on Earth …also carry those who dare to interfere.
Winter by Tor Gregory, Coleg Elidyr.Winter a glorious landscape of beauty …A power that controls the speed of life …A most treacherous foe of man …The most silent of the seasons…PrologueI sometimes see winter as a woman of great beauty …All in white …Who can be very lonely …But also very happy.Photography by Ric Foot
Earth by Tor Gregory, Coleg Elidyr.Earth …The mother of all life …The network of vegetation …Never ending…Interconnected …A brutal killer …The artist of virtually limitless potential …One of the great protectors …A thing of beauty.Photography by Ric Foot
Water by Joe Hobbs, Coleg Elidyr.Flowing everywhere…Nowhere …Somewhere …Sounds …Water flows everywhere, somewhere …Sometimes maybe not at all …Sounds of distant worlds is what I think of when I sit and stare for hours and hours …I think of water going places and all of the things it must have seen on the way …I wish I was water, free of all bad things and worries …Photography by Ric Foot
The multicultural tree …
Llandovery is a land of fairytales. It seems that nature wrote its poems in the shapes of trees and the sea brings the respiration of the Universe near.
In this land, time is measured by feelings and sentiments, by meetings that take part during the Project Listen. These meetings open up little gates of knowledge and communication using an international language.
In these parts, your sight becomes clear and still. In this vegetal land, there is a tree that captures all the positive sounds, energies and vibrations of the universe. This tree has first of all aural qualities, this is why it was named Listen. Its fine ears perceive the similar aural signals made by seven geographic regions and arrange them in a musical weaving.
Neither the wind, nor the storms or cold rains could ruin the sound equilibrium coordinating the movement of the tree. These sounds rose from the interior possessed the key to harmony and kept the rhythm, duration and intensity, all having the Listen trademark.
Due to this vegetal balance and harmony all difficulties in communication were erased and every meeting was organized and carried out with lots of professionalism and involvement.
Even if it cannot be seen this tree has a sacred fire inside, which is maintained and fed by the Goddesses of the Project. This fire is kind and warm; it purifies and brings perfection to every activity and meeting. These sounds had a happy, smiley face because they were accompanied by a guitar.
Tree Listen due to this friendly atmosphere created by the sounds, was always looking high up, like an arrow in its way to higher spheres, and searching for the rainbow hidden beneath the sun.
The staves of these musical notes were in perfect harmony with the chromatic selection of the rainbow, experiencing all the human states of mind. The seven geographical regions became the seven musical notes, the seven colors of the rainbow, making up…a poem of love…
Therefore I believe that this tree has magical and healing powers. Its sounds came to feed the souls of the Universe. This tree became the tree of friendship without borders, a tree of multiple and endless possibilities, because of its ability to capture any sound signal, from any part of the world.
…It doesn’t recognize the seconds on the dial of Real Time, it became eternal and it has a place in “the Book of Eternity”.
…and I would like to have it near always…
Geta, Anca and Lavinia, from Romania
Listen. Day 3. Arad in the sunshine
Listen. Evening 2