For the last two weeks I’ve worked hard to produce a three minute film. Yes, only three minutes, of the first part of a poem. One which was written for the International Organisation for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles back to Athens and the Acropolis Museum. Your Home Awaits You
All the images have been sourced from freely available google images and referenced. Some are my own creation of watercolour paintings of the Marbles which have inspired my art. The music was sourced from freely available tracks from the web. Like the Sky by Damiano Baldoni which worked so well with my written poem. For the full version of this poem please visit Wattpad newpoet Your Home Awaits You
Each year I try and make time to produce something for this International Organisation to use freely for educational purposes. If you do not know much about the Parthenon Marbles a place to start is by visiting the purpose built museum in Athens.Again this can be seen virtually via Parthenon and The birth of the New Acropolis Museum . Other films within this group on Ytube will give you more information about the long battle the Greek people have had with the British Museum .
The Acropolis Museum is now 8 years old and was especially built to receive the Parthenon Marbles. The Parthenon Marbles where once wrongly named the Elgin Marbles which unfortunately are still within the British Museum even though for generations the Greek People have continually asked for them to be sent back.
Sometimes my computer tricks me and I miss read my own titles of my many pieces of writing. Just imagine you have decided to enter a poem into a competition and you send in the wrong piece of writing. Well that happened to me today, and I like an idiot that I am, I tried to retrieve my miss sent poem and re-apply. I sent sweet words in an email to the competition organisers saying my computer played tricks with me. I know I’ll not get an answer, why should they even try to help in this situation. As for my poem, it will be lost to the defaulted pile as the numbers of the poem will not relate to the registration rules. So I just lost $10.
Yes, I’m an old fool still trying to find some recognition of my many years of writing. I can’t afford to re-apply with another poem, that will be another loaf of bread and a bottle of milk with a sandwich filling. Is this a message that I shouldn’t try and enter competitions? Or just a sign of my miss read sight tricking my mind that I picked the right poem to send out into the world of competitions?
Maybe, just maybe when I believe I can resend a poem or a story into the world, I’ll be sense able and CHECK to make sure my computer hasn’t tricked me.. again by picking the wrong file. There is the button that reads submit and another which says cancel for a reason. So if anyone else is today trying to become a recognised writer or poet in this new technological world, where all submissions are online and in those platforms with codes embedded so no personal names are shown on the submitted writing, well I wish you luck. And don’t press that submit button until you are doubly sure that your computer hasn’t tricked you with the selection of the WRONG FILE .