Category Archives: Art

Dear Don: Dorcas…

Dear Don , Well, we may have thought we’ve done little more than assimilate and read from the fabled Book this weekend, but over 1500 pictures say otherwise… I’d lost track of half of what we’ve managed to do till … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Wednesbury…

Dear Wen I suppose ultimately ‘Odin’s Steed’ is the eight-spoked wheel of the year, which he rides like the wind and which could almost be yet another parallel with the ‘Christ-Spirit’ that blows where it listeth… Repton and Breedon would … Continue reading

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All about the Pear Tree…

* …One of the things they taught me at High Furrow was that love has gone out of fashion. ‘Love, is passé,’ they said. In fact, so outmoded a concept was love that the people there could not even bring … Continue reading

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Cusp of the Moon: Cobblers…

* …“You must make a name for yourself,” said Branwen, and she looked from one to the other of them. “Now, how are we to do that?” said Greidyawl-the-Wise, and he scratched his chin as he chewed, looked to the … Continue reading

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Little Acorns…

* … A paper flyer blowing in the wind clings to my ankle. I stoop and peel it from my trouser leg, unfurl it and read… ‘…LITTLE ACORNS…’ A Puppet-Play Figured in Three Acts FEATURING THE REDOUBTABLE MR PUNCH             … Continue reading

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The Celebration of Mister Fox…

* I never knew Holmfirth in the days of mill workers and clogs. I really got to know her in the Post Industrial gloom, Of swish Cafe Bars, And cosy restaurants, All day drinking parties frequented by the nouveau riche… … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: monkish mead…

* “Sea-mist,” repeated Kieron, thirteen-hundred years before those words were uttered. “Dragon’s Breath,” snorted Bark Jaw-Dark into the dancing particles of icy-air which swirled about his head, “And I’ve never know a world be the same once it’s raised.” “There’s … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: incipit…

* The Red, the White, the Green… Some things have to be believed Before they can be seen… * …Even allowing for the earliness of the hour, there were far fewer students than he expected. By long habit his steps … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: parchment…

* Big-Earth… Little-Earth… Bigger-Earth: Earth-Man-Stars. * …On its reverse is scrawled in an uneven hand: “To regain, ‘The Raid’,”… “Seek out the Nine Chief Culdees of Erinn. Then journey with them to the Ogham Stone of Fergus Mc Roy, Continue … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: wolf…

* The Red, the White, the Green… Some things have to be believed Before they can be seen… * …‘To bring something back into the world that was lost,’ she had said as a prelude to adventure. ‘Kraas’ “We’ll be … Continue reading

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