Art and Spirit:
A place for inspiring art in various media; for inspiration and escape.
Compiled by the LfE team. Please send us content!
— Mater Matins (@BooksPajamas) August 29, 2019
Lyrics for “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen.
“Ring the bells that can still ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in“:
Shared by our friends, Appreciating People: a fab song from the Ukulele Orchestra of GB!:
Another great uplifting song we found today. From the amazing ukulele orchestra of GB- in wonderful isolation #lfe @Sallyshiels1 @LfEcommunity @hodgkissmtlc @DrLindseyGodwin @robbiecat https://t.co/RMfMzKyT7r
— Appreciating People (@AppreciatingP) May 1, 2020
“To Isaiah”, a graduation speech from Don Berwick – sad, but inspiring:
Shared via our LfEPlymouth team, this is lovely. Sound ON:
@UHP_NHS Today's appreciative piece is a poem shared with us by one of our close @LfEcommunity friends. A beautiful poem, thank you @AlisonSJones5 for the share @StevenKeithNHS @ClaireUnderdown @NickNickthomas @drmatthill01 https://t.co/vtfZ3nypo6
— Learning from Excellence, Plymouth NHS Trust (@lfeplymouth) April 24, 2020
Lots of locals sewing scrubs for staff! This poem was left in a pocket. Is this the kindness revolution we've all been desperate for? Thank you on behalf of everyone. #nhs @FrimleyHealth #wexham @FHFTRadiology #KindnessInAction pic.twitter.com/md4oz3GxZc
— KUNAL KHANNA (@kunal_khanna) April 23, 2020
Lovely poem here; the context for sharing is explained in the twitter thread:
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare. pic.twitter.com/AwJDFomLAE
— Andrew Hobart (@PemburyDoc) April 21, 2020
“Our key workers”, by GeorgeThePoet
"We need to help the cause by keeping ourselves indoors.
There's everything to live for 'cos the world is yours."
— BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) April 19, 2020
This app was designed for people living with dementia, but it is great for anyone who wishes to see high quality art galleries from home:
Some lovely, wonderful poetry collated here (#universeinverse):
The 2019 #UniverseInVerse full show released as quarantine soul-sustenance— poems of solace and perspective (Whitman, Dickinson, Auden, and more) read by amazing humans, including @respektor, @neilhimself, @amandapalmer, @JannaLevin, David Byrne, and more https://t.co/MJ6OJhtsyI pic.twitter.com/qswEsi0VHr
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) April 15, 2020
Here are four lovely, optimistic lines from Saemus Heaney:
''Believe that a farther shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
And cures and healing wells."
from 'The Cure at Troy' #OnThisDay, 81 years ago, the great Seamus Heaney was born.
Image by Louis Quail/Getty pic.twitter.com/mt43tdj9Wz
— Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again (@SeamusHeaneyNLI) April 13, 2020
This lovely poem from Kathleen O’Meara (1839-1888) seems incredibly apt nowadays:
We don’t know who wrote this one! But, again, very appropriate for the time we find ourselves in:
We can’t get enough of David Whyte’s poetry. This one “Everything is waiting for you” is wonderful. Best appreciated by listening to the author’s recital:
For fans of painting, and more specifically, David Hockney, see this lovely news item in which “David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as ‘a respite from the news’ “: