The Great Big Yes

YES to you,
yes to the flying wings that distracted my view.
Yes to the idea of loneliness, To your smile, YES,
To the idea of truth above everything, yes to peace.
Circle poems drawn by my constant sighs, yes.
To the Constant humming spring in my heart, YES.
Yes to winter and all the warmth you can get.
Yes to the epiphany of knowing yourself alive.
To freedom yes, to warmth and tenderness for everyone YES.
To the I, to the IT, to everything that surprises and brakes the patterns of conformity.
Yes to the believe and practice of true kindness within us.
To that quiet loving distance.
YES to me. YES to us, yes to nature and the universe and all gods and prophets, fighters against
oppression. Yes to life and death in peace.
To choose your own path, along your chosen landscape, among your loving beings, YES.
YES, to feel free to see beauty in everything you see.
As the wine taster, as the measuring pH device,
Yes to the extraction of beauty sings and significance of all and everything. YES.

 

The Great Big YES started with a poem in Chillan, Chile. Up in the snow mountains. Back in 2012. Originally it was a long poem but I had to modify it for the purpose of the video-poem. The footage comes from an old American documentary called ‘And so they lived’, which I found in archive.org. The music is a piece by a Brighton friend and music composer Paul Roberts, aka Aluna. The videopoem shows hardship and beauty, which is a lovely dichotomy. I chose sections of the footage that showed this duality. I recorded my voice on the iPhone and slowly opened the music at the end to unfold emotion.


Lucia Sellars is a poet, an environmental scientist and describes herself as ‘a quiet observer’. She published a pamphlet at 18, after winning the Premio Joven Contest in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She has also published in magazines such as The Response (Fabrica Art Gallery – Brighton), Cronopis (Barcelona), Alba (London) and online magazine Datableed. She started to perform in Oxford in 2014 at The Catweazle, and was part of Poetry Can F* Off, by Heathcote Williams in 2015. Her video-poems have been projected at the Athens International Video Poetry Festival 2016 and Film Poem Festival 2017 in Lewes, UK. She writes in both English and Spanish. Her recent published piece is The Quiet Life of Walls.

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