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'COLOUR POEMS' added to 'My films'.

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Seven linked film 'poems', described by Margaret Tait herself as follows: A poem started in words, and referring to distant memories to do with people going or not going to the Spanish Civil war, goes on in the picture (in "Numen of the Boughs") ; memory gets somewhat lost in the present observation, although it never disappears, and there are reverberations back, even in the brief life of the poppies in " Terra Firma". Out of one's own memory and thought one then finds (or arranges ) the external scenes which can be filmed and made into something else again. [Title currently undergoing preservation work]

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