A-B-Tree / A-B-Craobh

willow catkins at cybercrofter

willow catkins (from cybercrofter)

In the Scottish Highlands, Mandy Haggith at cybercrofter is celebrating the International Year of the Forest with a fascinating project, exploring the ancient links between the Gaelic alphabet and trees in Scotland, with ecology, folklore, practical tree knowledge and creative writing. “I have now completed 18 creative writing events, one for each tree associated with a letter of the Gaelic alphabet,” she writes.

So that’s phase 1 of the project complete, and now I’m getting under way with phase 2, which is to gather all of the information I have collected about the trees and write it up. Quite what form that writing will take is still pretty fluid, and I’m open to suggestions.

Stop by to read her ideas and weigh in. The project, called, A-B-Tree / A-B-Craobh, also has its own webpage.

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About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on December 4, 2011, in Folklore, Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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