Monthly Archives: October 2016

A forest near Toulouse

The mist of mountains brings in tears of rain Where charcoal burners sought to set up home. The forest floor is thick with fern again Their labours lost, their bodies buried bone. Strong men cut trees to feed the furnance … Continue reading

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Hockney

ride the pear blossom highway photo-collage the Grand Canyon feast on the season in Wetherby mindful of memory mark out clumps of trees in charcoal on virgin paper draw dark totems of death soften your loss in Bridlington delight in … Continue reading

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The Pew – in memory of John Betjeman

I hope this is the pew where once the poet sat enjoyed his breakfast of burnt toast sitting in his morning chair looking out to the graveyard where his great grandfather is buried drafting a letter then leaving his acorn … Continue reading

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The Ash Tree

from an ancient wood trapped the garden of the tiny terraced house in south London was the reason I bought the house. I imagined it whispering words of comfort and even singing to me if things got tough. As the … Continue reading

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