Testimony of the Trees, The

Author(s): Lynne Wycherley
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781912524198
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Lynne Wycherley’s new volume is a prayer for the living world in the face of dark digital trends. In an age increasingly swallowed up by wireless
radiation, corporate greed, and addiction to small screens, embattled trees, children – and even DNA –
shimmer with endangered beauty.
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Following her Listening to Light: New & Selected poems, Lynne Wycherley’s new volume is a prayer for the living world in the face of dark digital trends. In an age increasingly swallowed up by wireless radiation, corporate greed, and addiction to small screens, embattled trees, children – and even DNA – shimmer with endangered beauty. Long-known as a lyrical poet, and more recently as a science writer, Wycherley has brought the two dimensions together in her new collection. Her closing poems return us to the spiritual world of nature that has always been close to her heart. “In this inspiring collection, Lynne Wycherley paints pictures with words that capture the exquisite connections among living creatures and the dangers posed by the unprecedented rising sea of radiofrequency radiation” Dr Devra Davis, Nobel laureate, President, Environmental Health Trust “Wycherley is a real Renaissance woman... She has the courage to ask the questions we should all be asking” Dr Olle Johansson, Professor Emeritus, Karolinska Institute (from reviews of earlier collections) “A unique lyrical sensibility...the poems alight on the page winged and true” Penelope Shuttle “A compelling contribution to eco-poetry” Peter Abbs

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781912524198
ISBN10 1912524198
Author Lynne Wycherley
Binding Paperback
Date Published 31 Jul 2018
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 44
Publisher Shoestring Press

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Michael Bevington, Chair of ES-UK health charity, applauds Lynne’s new book Review by Michael Bevington, Chair of Trustees, Electrosensitivity-UK health charity
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It is rare to meet such a creative and wide-reaching range of words and ideas tightly controlled within a carefully constructed poetic framework. When it is combined with erudite allusions to one of the great scientific challenges of our age, the risks to our natural environment and our well-being through the selfish application of wireless technology, it is easy to consider Lynne Wycherley's contribution to a growing societal awareness as both the genesis of pathos and the product of genius. Just over three centuries ago, in his political vision of the tree-strewn landscape of Windsor Forest, Alexander Pope claimed "First in these fields I sung the sylvan strains". Now Lynne's 'Testimony of the Trees' has presented us with another moving arboreal reflection, this time on our own generation's relationship with its woodland life. (Posted on 04/09/2018)
A “must read” to help us better chart a future for us All. Review by Kate
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In these troubling times, where the technology industry is increasingly wreaking havoc on earth, humans, wildlife, relationships, and our over-all quality of life, by foisting on us a tech-buzzing, hyper-connected world, Ms. Wycherley’s poetry is a welcome voice for the pain many are now feeling.

From a deeply caring and sensitive heart, Wycheley captures - sometimes juxtaposing - the insistent and unrelenting march of technology, and the beauty and splendor of our earth and all living beings who share it.

“Click-rates—ware-games—
children in screens
their neurons firing, firing

While the slow wonder of a primrose waits

its silk word held to heaven.

My inch of the sky, fathomless
my well, my vowel
my peace.

Those who are already awakening to the loss, as well as those who are lost to the loss, may benefit from a moment of reflection inspired by The Testimony of the Trees, as they (we) chart a way forward into the future.

Kate Kheel
www.whatis5g.info
(Posted on 02/09/2018)

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