Art and Spirit


Art and Spirit:

A place for inspiring art in various media; for inspiration and escape.

Compiled by the LfE team.  Please send us content!

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!:

“To Isaiah”, a graduation speech from Don Berwick – sad, but inspiring:

Shared via our LfEPlymouth team, this is lovely. Sound ON:


Lovely poem here; the context for sharing is explained in the twitter thread:


“Our key workers”, by GeorgeThePoet


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):

Here are four lovely, optimistic  lines from Saemus Heaney:

This lovely poem from Kathleen O’Meara (1839-1888) seems incredibly apt nowadays:

“And people stayed home”:

And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and stopped
and listened deeper
someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their shadow
and people began to think differently
and people healed
and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,
dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
even the earth began to heal
and when the danger ended
and people found each other
grieved for the dead people
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways of life
and healed the earth completely
just as they were healed themselves.

We don’t know who wrote this one!  But, again, very appropriate for the time we find ourselves in:

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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’ “: