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New Poem – If you listen…

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 71 comments

New Poem – If you listen…

If you listen carefully

There’s a constant purr

In your soul,

With ambitions

Of provoking a response,

Akin to a mother

Forever nudging

Her fledglings forward

Into the light.

 

And this is reassuring,

As it’s meant to be,

Putting the lie

To insignificance

Being the essence

Of our existence,

When the truth

Is quite to the contrary.

 

All this a gift

Easy to accept,

When such benevolence

Holds so steady,

Just waiting to be noticed,

Like the soft sigh

Of a tender young tree

In the slightest

Of summer breezes.

New artwork ‘Desire’

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Blog feature, Gallery, Recent Images | 4 comments

New artwork ‘Desire’

Only just available… The second in a brand new series of high quality limited edition prints all centred around images that have caught my eye when travelling.

This one inspired by the colours and textures of felted material discovered on a market craft stall, when journeying through Mostar in Bosnia.

New Poem – Striking…

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 78 comments

New Poem – Striking…

 

 

Striking isn’t it?

How the joyous

Always reveal

Something fresh

And glorious

About themselves.

 

Illusions of vulnerability

Evaporated by pure spirit.

 

Just as it was that day

You kissed someone.

And for

The very first time

They truly kissed you back.

 

This then the beauty

Of being alive,

Pared down

To its very essentials.

 

Its trigger point.

New artwork ‘Fantasy Forest’

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Blog feature, Gallery, Recent Images | 4 comments

New artwork ‘Fantasy Forest’

 

 

This the first in a brand new series of high quality limited edition prints, all centred around images that have caught my eye when travelling.

This one inspired by a photograph I took of woodland in Slovakia.

More to follow… All signed and numbered in strictly limited editions of only thirteen. Giclee Fine Art prints on the finest 290 gsm stock (museum archive quality)

Cost £100 ($135) per print. All A3 in size (29.7 x 42 cms – unmounted and unframed) with free P&P worldwide. Top class studio mounting & framing is also readily available for UK orders.

For all sales enquiries feel free to contact me direct at scotthastie@hotmail.co.uk

New publication…

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 1 comment

New publication…

 

Delighted to say my one and only novel to date Reunion was this week published worldwide as an e book available on Kindle from amazon.com and priced only at £0.99 ($1.38) to help keep it affordable to everyone.

It’s been a long time coming…

And now couldn’t be any easier, as the Kindle App can be downloaded free of charge to any device of your choice, direct from the Amazon site.

New Poem – An old view seen anew…

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 88 comments

New Poem – An old view seen anew…

An old view

Seen anew.

 

Lost

In morning perfection,

The illusion

Peacefulness

Improves everything,

When fervour’s a resource

Used all too sparingly

And there’s

So much wonder

Out there

To even ruffle the surface of.

 

How often

Do we turn away though?

Timid, as we are.

 

And without such sparks

Time can pass by,

Like an empty whisper,

Meaningless and negligent.

 

Till, all at once,

There you have it,

Pulsing within you,

The day of days!

 

Whatever else

Might come your way,

This you will always know.

 

Never rewarded thus

Unless you sing so.

New Poem – Like some flutter…

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 101 comments

New Poem – Like some flutter…

 

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Like some flutter

Of a fishing line,

Whose glistening hook

You’ve already

Been caught upon,

Don’t ever look to

Undervalue suffering

When it comes to visit.

 

Equal as it is

To any kinder, softer,

Sweeter experience.

 

For, taken altogether,

This is how

We are nourished,

How we grow into

The glorious spaces

In between.

 

Till some vital sense

Of mystery

Is at last dissolved,

The sun glints again

Through the forest

And our hearts are captured

In a blaze of  joy

And aching melancholy,

Like a memory of heaven.

 

From that moment on,

We become seekers.

 

And see how often

We lay down

To make beauty.

Then let it all go again

Longingly.

 

Trusting that these,

Our devotions,

Will somehow

Always endure.

 

With an acknowledgement to Peter Mattheissen

New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 16 comments

New Poem – For Dylan Thomas…

 

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“And death shall have no dominion”

Given all we are born to

In this gorgeous sunlit bower,

Whatever bonds we forge,

Even as charmed infants,

Or the more teasing passions

We might uncover later

In this deliciously viscous,

Verdant world,

They all come from this.

 

Our chance of flesh and blood

And there’s no coming back

From that,

Nor should there be.

 

For any alternative

Would be impossibly dry,

Like dancing endlessly

With tattered ghosts

Already decomposing

Before your very eyes;

The defeated drunk at the bar,

A broken hearted

Chalice of dreams,

As dry as dust…

 

And God knows!

Tis precisely

Such a luscious procession

Of fruitful opportunity

That keeps us aglow.

 

 

So, as one long,

Lazy summer’s day

Chases on another,

Let us indulge ourselves

As kings and queens of the moment.

 

Quaff deeply of all that is on offer

And in loving increments

Fill our vessel to the brim.

 

And surely,

Better by far to live like this?

As if without a care,

In good faith too,

Whilst our spirits are still eager

And bodies abundantly charged.

 

Knowing that when these,

The best of our glorious days

Have been and gone,

Then to sleep contentedly

With angels

Is all we could ever wish for.