Love Letters to Gaia – a multi-author anthology of letters and poems

Love Letters to Gaia, an anthology of letters and poems inspired by the earth, from Dreaming Spirit Press, is available to read via Wattpad.

Within it you will find a selection of letters and poems written by a number of talented authors, covering a variety of themes and subjects all centred on the earth.

If you have a moment, please support the authors and poets who submitted their amazing work to the anthology, by reading, voting and commenting.

Thank you.  I hope you enjoy the anthology as much as I did 🙂

Other Dreaming Spirit Press projects coming up in 2017:

  • Whispers and Echoes Issue 2 – an online journal of small things (poems in any format as long as they are 10 lines or less; flash fiction in 100 words or less).  Submissions close 15th October 2017.  Work posted on blogs, websites and social media accepted.  Full guidelines can be found here.
  • Winter Wishes – will be the third seasonal anthology from Dreaming Spirit Press.  What does the theme “Winter Wishes mean to you?”  Let us know in a poem, micro fiction, flash fiction or a short story.  Submissions close 17 November 2017.  Full guidelines can be found here.

A May-Day Excursion

May-Day was spent exploring somewhere we have been meaning to visit for ages: The Forest Centre at Marston Vale, Bedfordshire.  It’s one of twelve Community Forests in England.  Here’s a little bit about them taken from their “About Us” page:

Creating the Forest of Marston Vale is about using trees and woodlands to repair a damaged landscape, addressing the effects of the brick-making industry, which had flourished for over a hundred years between Bedford and Milton Keynes.

This area, as the quote above suggests, was once a hive of industry.  At it’s height, there were around 160 chimneys in the Marston Vale.  Now there are only four to be found at Stewertby (see photo below).  There is a striking difference between what the area once was and what it now is.  It’s encouraging to see so many new trees – over one million have been planted, which is great, not only for us but for wildlife too.

Yesterday’s short poem, A Scarred Landscape No More was inspired by this visit.

There was so much to see and do there but we decided to keep our visit short and sweet (after walking one of the shorter walks and enjoying a delightful breakfast in the Lakeside Cafe inside The Forest Centre) and head a little further down the road to another one of their woodland projects, Granary Woods.

If you ever find yourself in the area, I recommend you check it out.  Here’s the link to website if you want more information: