Poetry & Art Details

Magda Palmer Cordingley

Poetry is the heart-beat & core of all literature. Poetry has music but no written notes, a plethora of colours visible to the mind. It is the rhythm of life & truth incarnate of the writer. There is no doubt that the ear delights in the combinations of pattern, rhythm and rhyme, just as the feet delight in dancing to a musical tune, yet the great wordsmiths of yesteryear who specialised in this form are practically forgotten and would probably have little chance of winning a poetry contest probably because Prose Poetry is fashionable.

Poetry reflects a nation's culture and is as old as written history. Poetry can be divided into ten or more genres with the Epic Poem being a major form of narrative literature combining verse and drama, usually telling a tale of happening, romance, or heroism. The oldest epic poem was discovered etched into 4,000-year-old, fragmented clay tablets from Mesopotamia-a great work of literature on which the story of Biblical story of Noah and the flood was obviously based. Today this would be called plagiarism because the Legal Dictionary defines plagiarism as “The act of appropriating the literary composition of another, or parts of passages of his writings, or the ideas or language of the same, and passing them off as the products of one’s own mind”.

The term “prose” means writing that is not poetry. Prose poetry is a hybrid of poetry and prose supposedly heightened by words of imagery, which one may argue is an integral part of good writing anyway. Prose can be likened to a single paragraph from any story or “flash fiction” broken into paragraphs which are broken into single lines. Shakespeare often used prose to distinguish ordinary characters from the nobility who spoke in verse.

All forms of poetry are about communicating a message to the reader, to the listener, the narrator, the receiver, and all poetry is an insight to culture and history.

My epic poem-WindRose-is a rich tapestry in rhyming couplet which tells the tale of an ancient goddess who experiences wanton romance for the first time from a self serving suitor who pursues and courts her, after which they experience a passion and spiritual development with far reaching objectives.

See WindRose

Sale of Artwork.

Most paintings on this site may be for sale either as originals or as limited edition prints. A limited edition print is a print of which there will only ever be a certain number of prints produced and once they are sold, there will not be any more available. A Limited Edition print is signed, produced on archival quality paper and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

"Archival-Prints" are Museum-quality Fine-Art reproductions. These artworks are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using the very finest archival inks and acid-free papers.

The Zodiac prints are not limited edition, but are Archival Prints scanned from the original pen and ink drawings. They may be purchased as they are printed from the original pen and ink drawings or with added, hand painted water colours chosen by the purchaser.

If you are interested in purchase, please contact me through this site.

No art on this site may be used or reproduced by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical including photocopying, downloading, or by any information storage retrieval system without the written permission of Magda Palmer Cordingley with exception of recipes from Vegan Cookbook linked to this site. All artwork is copyright and remains the exclusive property of the Artist - Magda Palmer Cordingley © 2019

"Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity".

Daniel Barenboim (born 15 November, 1942) is an Argentine-born pianist and conductor. He lives in Berlin and holds citizenship in

Argentina, Israel, and Spain.