Tag Archives: Cumbria

The eye of the sun

Three weeks before the Full Circle workshop, Stuart and I had headed north to Cumbria on our ‘recce’ trip. Stuart had been ill for a couple of weeks and shouldn’t really have been going anywhere. But you can’t run a … Continue reading

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Full Circle: The final curtain…

On most of our workshop weekends, we offer a ‘greeting of the dawn’ at one of the ancient sites. The winter workshops are perfect for this as the sun rises so much later, but as we are at the mercy … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Long Meg

Our final site of the day was to be one of the most astonishing circles we have visited. It is not the biggest, nor are the stones themselves the largest, but it has a ‘feel’ unlike any other. Castlerigg. That … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Spiral dance

We squelched through the mud at the gateway to the field, following the fence down to a tiny stone circle that is unknown to most casual visitors. Just a third of a mile from its big sister, the tiny cairn … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Sooth-saying

We had not far to go to our next site. Just a short distance away from Arthur’s Round Table and the remains of the Little Round Table is yet a third monument, Mayburgh Henge. Along with the now-destroyed stone circle … Continue reading

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Beneath ~ Willow Willers #writephoto

What Lies Beneath They say still waters run deep Hiding the secrets that they keep. Who knows what magic there might sleep. Calling to you to take the leap. Continue reading at willowdot21

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Full Circle: Finding the way home?

In spite of the rainbow that had greeted our arrival in Cumbria, the skies looked none too promising as we gathered beneath the shelter of the park gate in Penrith. The chill winds of December had brought showers, but at … Continue reading

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Long Meg…

In silence Almost eternal Sentinel Watches still In tune with Earth’s slow heartbeat People come and go Shadorma for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge  

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Fair weather…

I journeyed from darkness to light, driving through the dawn as the blackness greyed. The silhouettes of trees slowly detached themselves from the night as the sun attempted to pierce a pall of cloud that flushed to palest rose before … Continue reading

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Guest author: Jim Webster – “Sometimes I Sits and Thinks”

Jim Webster may be better known for his work as the alter ego, or perhaps the amanuensis, of the Port Naain poet par excellence, Tallis Steelyard, but he does have a day job… and a brand new book… Sometimes I … Continue reading

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