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A flying visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Because I’d been at work that morning, it was well after lunch before we even set off on the 60 mile trip to Shakespeare’s home town. We knew before we left that there would not be enough time to explore … Continue reading

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In respect of the Bard…

With the Silent Eye’s annual workshop just weeks away and based around the idea of a fictitious final play by William Shakespeare, we decided to take a trip to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon to pay our respects. With his back to … Continue reading

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Mists – Emily Havis #writephoto

As I sleep I breathe in a dreamer’s dream To seek rapture in uncharted pathways And make pilgrimage to the forest of Arden Against the wits of winter’s end And find solace in the golden world. Continue reading at Emily … Continue reading

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Ani does Macbeth (again)… the dog-treat scene

Is this a dog treat which I see before me, Thus dangled before my nose? Come, let me crunch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Thou art not, fatal vision, sensible For the volume of … Continue reading

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Original tales

I was writing late last night and, on re-reading what I had written became aware of an odd juxtaposition of certain words. They took me straight back to a book where a particular passage had left its mark. There was … Continue reading

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In Prospero’s Cave from Kim M Russell #writephoto

Reblogged from Writing in North Norfolk:     The sea mounted to the welkin’s cheek And brought a prince called Ferdinand, Shipwrecked and lost on foreign sand, Subject to Prospero’s command, A spirit in Miranda’s eyes: A thing divine. Continue … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog LX

Is this a tennis ball I see before me, The curve toward my teeth? Come, let me catch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, gorgeous vision, chewable And catchable in flight? or … Continue reading

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“Fond Pageants”

From the moors we wended our way in leisurely fashion towards lunch and there can be few better places for that than the Queen Anne. The old country inn has been there since 1621 and the building wears its age … Continue reading

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