Category Archives: Don and Wen

Gate to the Land of Youth II… Stuart France

* … Within the walls of the white-washed house Fin, and his Merry-Men, found an old man lying bent on the edge of the hearth with a sheep tied to the wall alongside. They sat at table and the old … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Utterly Unacceptable…

Dear Don, Ah yes… Columcille…. it all clicks back into place now… My mind seemed stuck on Aidan… I am not surprised you are happy about the Minahane being revisited. There was so much more in there at second reading … Continue reading

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Gate to the Land of Youth… Stuart France

* Fin and his Merry-Men were hunting atop a hill. All day they were there yet caught no glimpse of game. As evening drew in, Fin spoke, “let’s turn for home, boys, there is naught for us on this dismal … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Wen… Amra Columcille is the thread and rather fittingly it will allow us to bring in some of the Minahane stuff. That makes me very happy. Curious, isn’t it how true genius is never recognised in its time largely, … Continue reading

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Stuart France

* Never here, there or anywhere… Always on our way, somewhere… * And then the Horizon Cuts the sky And sun And sea Continue reading at Stuart France

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Dear Don: But ‘n’ Ben…

Dear Don, The odd thing is that although the starting point for Erin made absolute sense at the time… I can barely grasp how at this point. Not because I can’t see how… but the crystal clarity of the moment … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Wood-Stone…

* …He leads her away almost carrying her. They disappear into the blackness beyond the ring of flames. They choke on the oily smoke, blind with tears. * Within the flames A voice sings, farewell, to the stars… * The … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Flame…

* …The Clan of the Raven has withdrawn to the hills, to a high place in the sacred lands, nearer the centre. Their fires are dead, their hearths are cold, the hilltop silent under the moon. Others come. Others not … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Found!…

* …But anyway, back to the wood-stone. The authorities are agreed on its antiquity. It is either Bronze age or Iron age if that can be termed an agreement which in ‘sense-speak’ translates as very old or really old, and, … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Lugh…

* ‘Riders of the Sidhe to me from every place still free…’ * That is how Lug, the Lord of Light, summoned the Otherworldly Hosts… He met his father Cian and Cian’s two brothers and together they set off for … Continue reading

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