Category Archives: Books

Songs of the Stone: The Two Bulls…

* …One day Sweet-Mouthed-Maeve went to the well of Uran Garad for water. She was carrying a small bronze cup in her hand which she dipped into the well. The maggot, Gobble, swam into Maeve’s cup, and every colour there … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…

* Now every fifth year in the land of Erinn games, between the provinces of Meath and Connacht, were held. One year, a contestant known as Mac Duff brought with him to those games, his two fine sons. Both mighty … Continue reading

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Names Matter: nimmy nimmy not… Stuart France

* …Well, she felt that horrud. Howsomediver, she hard the king a coming along the passage. In he came, an’ when he sees the five skeins, he says, ‘Well, me dare I don’t see what ye will ha’ your skeins … Continue reading

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The Templar Church

Earlier this year, on a research mission, we took a trip to London, visiting the British Museum to learn more about the ancient Sumerian civilisation that will form the backdrop to the 2019 Silent Eye’s Annual Workshop, Lord of the … Continue reading

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Names Matter: gonned… Stuart France

* Well, the next day, har husband he took her inter the room, an’ there was the flax an’ the day’s vittles. ‘Now, there’s the flax,’ says he, ‘an’ if that ain’t spun up this night off goo yar hid.’ … Continue reading

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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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Names Matter: gatless… Stuart France

* …Well, she were that frightened. She’d allus been such a gatless mawther, that she didn’t se much as know how to spin, an’ what were she to dew tomorrer, with no one to come nigh her to help. She … 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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Guest author: Bette A. Stevens ~ My Maine … a new book!

My upcoming collection of haiku reflects the Maine I know and love. Here is a sampling of several stanzas from the section Autumn Leaves. I hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. I plan to have the entire … Continue reading

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