>Language>Place blog carnival
In this post, I welcome guests from around the world. Please read through the introduction and then visit some spectacular artists and writers and the places that speak to them in a language called Inspiration. In my worldview, inspiration is a type of language that speaks to our most inner selves.
In my Sáami culture, places and landscapes can communicate without words: They have their own language. Places are a direct link to my inspirations. I know of a rock on a certain beach that tells a story. It has been there for thousands of years watching bears traverse the beach. If I sit on the rock, sure enough, I'm inspired to write something. What place inspires you? What does it say? How do you listen there?
|Mt. Edgecumbe L'ux, Sitka, Alaska|
|poem collage by Vivian Faith Prescott|
A volcano named L'ux inspires me. My poem and collage "A Gift of Fat for the Fire" (see image to the left) is based upon my struggle to learn the Tlingit language and how the language is connected to the places I inhabit, whether I can speak the language or not.
CLICK ON THE BLUE TITLE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS EACH ARTIST'S & WRITER'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE "INSPIRATION" ISSUE:
LINES OF COMMUNICATION by Sandra Davis
“Lines of Communication” evokes language and an elegant beauty.
Fünffingerplätze': It is the place inside a diorama that inspires. It is memory and shadows.
MARLOWE AND ME by Marcus Speh
MY PLACE OF INSPIRATION by Dorothee Lang
"So many places to go - yet often, inspiration waits right in front of my door - or rather: in my backyard. And it speaks in petals and stems."
Erin Hollowell's COURTING THE MUSE: WALK TOWARD THE MOUNTAINS
A PLACE TO ESCAPE by Linda Evans Hofke
Intimate places allow us to be alone with our thoughts. Here, place is language. Visit Linda Evans Hofke's blog "Linda's Life on the Other Side."
----Vivian Faith Prescott
*A special thank you to Dorothee Lang of BluePrint Review for providing me the opportunity to host this Edition #17 of the >Language>Place blog carnival (If you are interested in hosting an issue of the blog carnival contact Dorothee Lang).