I am participating in Seth Apter's "Bundles of Bundles" (see my blog list - The Altered Page). What I find so exciting about blogging is that something like this can take place around the world with just the touch of a button. Whereas young people take this sort of thing forgranted, oldies like me are blown away by how clever it all is.
So here we go - I assembled some detritus on a piece of tissue paper - an old lipstick, a key ring, a key, a paper clip, some dark red dried crab-apples, some hand-dyed blue scrim pieces - all the kind of things you might find washed up on a beach. Then I wrapped them in newspaper to make a bundle - the poet in me decided to choose the newspaper carefully - so I first wrapped it in the front of The Times which had a man in the middle of the sea in a rowing boat; Then I wrapped all over that in another piece with the heading "how to fly". Then I tied the whole lot up with string and have hung it in the rowan, where the birds perch, where they eat the coconut the farmer has strung up for them, where the wind blows through if there is the slightest breath.
Now it will sit there until the end of April, along with about a hundred other bundles around the world. I like the idea of that, so thanks Seth for inviting me to join in.
I have visions of it blowing away in the wind and getting lodged on top of a hedge somewhere - that would be great - or it might blow down and get pecked by my hens who like to scratch under the rowan - anything might happen - the important thing is that it is exposed to whatever the elements like to throw at it. If you fancy participating contact Seth - there might still be time.