At the crossroads of life, the scarecrow watches the world with eyes both patient and protesting, aware of the paradox of it's own being – tethered in humanity and brother to the wind. In Scarecrow, a remarkable first book of poetry, artist, author and actor Duncan Regehr explores the metaphor of line – the line of verse, the line of the pencil, the lay lines of the land of the scarecrow's domain – in an artistic vision that is both penetrating and prophetic. From the ordinary to the surreal, Regehr's work invites the reader into an elemental universe where nature and culture are in constant interplay on a dancing gyre of shadow and truth. Alternating between bright glimpses and dark intuitions, the poet draws with words the images which the artist pens, to offer an elegant work of grace and meaning which echoes in the heart’s imagination.
is a magician and a sage. He has given us a blatantly original feast for
the eyes and mind – a timeless fusion of the visual and aural. There
is something ancient about the present in his vision. It echoes with lore
and truth and mystery. Absolutely Stunning.
Duncan Regehr works
in the literary, visual and performing arts. Among his published works,
The Dragon’s Eye, Corvus Rex, Chrysalid and Scarecrow
combine prose, poetry and visual imagery. His paintings are found in collections
and galleries worldwide. Also a classically trained actor, he performs
and directs for stage, film, radio and television.
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