THE WORDS WE USE
The words we use are magical.
The very word 'imagery' which describes one of the fundemental tools of
a poet, contains the word, 'mage'. Words affect the way we think, and the
way we behave and the way we live together. In the wonderful world of the
internet many wondrous things can happen. Including our words apparently
taking on life and having results in 'real time'. Magicisle is such
a 'place'. A Channel on the internet where poetical folk may gather and
talk. It is also Scribbler's cunning plot to gather together a group of
Scribble policy makers to talk abou the web site, the way it is going,
and the objectives we might be having.
But it is more than that.
It is a place where we can perhaps create an ongoing living poetry. Experiment
with words and thoughts. And new technologies. It will not escape the attention
of any visitor that the most constant inhabitants of 'the isle' are not
human. They are birds, but not like any birds you ever saw in life. You've
probably noticed that Smokey^Owl, whose picture is above, likes to quote
Shakespeare.. or thinks she does. Those who know 'The Tempest' will find
other marvellously familiar things in 'The Isle'. Not including the small
black cat - who belonged to another poet in another age.
The small black
cat with bright green eyes is suddenly purring here
Trivia challenge of the week: who was this
poet who wrote of a 'small black cat' ? And what was the animal's name
HOW DO I GET THERE ?
If you know 'irc' at all,
you will have no difficulty. Simply point your 'mirc', pirc' or 'other'
at /server galatea.mellorien.net:6667 and then join #magicisle.
If you don't know irc chat,
you have several options. I'll install a javachat feature on this page
so you can click on it and 'give it a go'. Be patient, javachat takes a
(cough) while to load especially the first time. Otherwise, you will need
an irc programme which may be downloaded from either of these two sites.
If you would like to try now please click
the Mellorien button above (please be patient, sometimes this takes a wee
while to load especially at first.)