The Double Bindweed

Alan Rayner
1 min readMay 24, 2020
Loving Error’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 1998)

An artist’s soul

In scientist’s wrapping

Yearning to find its way

Into vibrant expression

.

Rebellious from the outset

Yet caught up in trapping

By hard lines of thought

Through which it’s been taut

To keep its self to itself

.

Aware, from the start

That the way of the heart

Can’t been found through hard wiring

.

Yet, knowing full well

Without some kind of shell

No one

Can hold its self together

.

And so combining

The view from within

With the view from without -

The artistic science

The scientific art

To find a way into and out

From the open

.

Which brings validity to both

In mutual inclusion

For all senses to sense

When hearts and minds are disclosed

To life

As only life can be

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Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion