Monthly Archives: February 2013

Remember

Cold creeps in slowly, Bones, chilled and brittle Snap like twigs, Fragile and friable. Remembered warmth Turns the mind to memory; Sunlight and laughter And your hand in mine Murmuring dreams; Walking our future As our words entwine And our … Continue reading

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Sleeping with a mosquito

I have never made a secret of the fact I have an intense dislike for mosquitoes. Mainly, I have to admit, because they seem to like me. I react badly to having uninvited guests for dinner when I am the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog VIII

I made her laugh out loud today. I try my best. I am a bit of a clown sometimes. But she had a headache and didn’t look too good again, so I pulled all the stops out for her. Apart … Continue reading

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When tomorrow comes

I looked at the pile of work on the table and thought, sod it, it could wait till tomorrow. But then, really, can it? Reading the Yeats poem today it occurred to me that I am twelve years older than … Continue reading

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A dark night

Soft, velvet darkness, Pierced with the brilliance Of diamond stars. Vaulted Temple to the Comely One, Womb of the Goddess Silence unbroken Except by Her heartbeat. A cocoon of rebirth. Canvas for the colours of Heaven Perfect foil for their … Continue reading

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Desert dreaming

The desert sun sparkles on the waters of the swimming pool, inviting warm skin to plunge into  its coolness. Ice chinks in the glass as she replaces it on the table beside the lounger. A gecko scurries across the edge … Continue reading

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A picture of despair

The table that was flower decked and centre of attention Now piled with paper has become a studio extension. It’s covered with a rainbow layer of pretty pastel dust… The passage of a nice damp cloth will soon become a … Continue reading

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Many Mansions

Someone I know well was recently diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition. He is in shock, having clung to the idea that he was dying for the decade I have known him with something like eagerness. To find there is … Continue reading

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Barefoot in the snow

  Have you ever walked along the water’s edge in wet sand, leaving behind a transient trail of footprints that will be washed away by the sea? The image is an evocative one, though a little trite perhaps. Many have … Continue reading

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In extremis

Laughing with my son today I could not help but notice as the light caught the faint scar on his chest. It is so faded now that no-one will ever notice it. I do, and it breaks my heart and … Continue reading

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