Fragment (noun ) – a part broken off or detached / an isolated,

unfinished or incomplete part

The preparation for 53 Fragments is well underway. Many excellent poems have been received and pictures too.

Seeing what have arrived as independent stand-alone entities – and how some speak to one another in ways that encourage me to pair them is exciting.

I did have certain subtle hopes, for this development and so much of my hope has been exceeded. How poets and visual artists have risen to the task in hand – exploring ‘creation / birth’ as a starting-off point, is a privilege to behold. With a few weeks to go before launching the project, with the first installment / fragment – I feel optimistic the start will be a good one. I have also had to acquaint myself with technical issues regarding the platform and this also feeds into the notion of creation / birth.

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Teilhard de Chardin

A look back to the beginnings of 53 Fragments / 17 August 2014