Poem, song and Art by Magda Palmer Cordingley
WindRose is an Epic Poem which stands by itself,
WindRose is a new-work ensemble theatre piece combining the poetry, song, artwork and acting,
WindRose is also a Symphonic Opera which had it’s first performance with Darwin Symphony Orchestra in 2009.
WindRose has been published as a soft cover, fully illustrated book in full colour available through Amazon, Kindle and through this website.
WindRose has been described by critics as "Everybody's Love Story".
WindRose is an akashic journey travelling the mind through emotions felt only by those who have loved deeply, and by one whose heart, mind, spirit and body have blended with another’s.
I began writing and illustrating WindRose on the west coast sites of Scotland, continued it on east coast sites with remains of megalithic tombs, Glastonbury and London. WindRose illustrations and poem were finalised in Australia in NSW along the banks of the Hawkesbury River, in the Blue Mountains and at Port Stephens.
Final editing happened in The Northern Territory at traditionally sacred places-Wangi Falls and Berry Springs.
Extract from WindRose;
Thinking pensively on past,
Drear, hard working, lonely past;
Knowing infinite dejection
Not one happy recollection, feeling this divine creation
Primed my numbed imagination;
Like a new born land in desert,
Chaste infertile, virgin desert
Wetted with the first time rain
Quaffs each drop with guiltless blame;
Faster than the famed chameleon,
Powerful in lush profusion,
Sang my movements to his song,
Luscious movements, arched and long;
Circling arms in him dissolving,
Rippling, rolling, round revolving,
Bending to his wanton urging,
Upward surging, fearless merging.
"Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great''.
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy (13/04/1618 - 09/04/1693), also known as Bussy-Rabutin, was a French memoir-writer.