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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Natural Burial Ground of Literature


So your book has died a natural death. You have considered embalming but feel it is environmentally unsound. Let Dead Beat recommend an eco-cemetery. In this natural burial ground the body of your work returns to nature in a biodegradeable fashion. A memorial tree is planted above the grave. The decomposition of the body provides the nutrients the tree needs to survive.


This then is the secret to great writing: writing which participates in the natural cycle of life. Watch it live, guide it to its death, and encourage its decomposition.


Write on fellow Dead Beaters. There is nothing to fear from death.

1 comment:

James said...

Hi Gerard - I love this photo - I remember taking it two years ago at Usk Castle Chase natural burial ground - we would appreciate a credit for your use of the photo and a link to our website www.nativewoodland.co.uk. Thanks

James Leedam
james@nativewoodland.co.uk