Monthly Archives: May 2011

The river god …

I heard the voice of the river god primevally conveyed, reverberating over lichened stone in the lime-green shade. I heard the voice of the river god confident of his force wearing smooth adamantine rock in the woodland glade. From the … Continue reading

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There is a world …

There is a world within this world, soundless and still, where an oak tree old has breathed in sleep through Winter’s chill with gnarled branches bare and cold; till one morning with the tender touch of Spring on lichened bark, … Continue reading

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Harbour …

I came upon a harbour lost in time. Walls that once curved protectively like welcoming arms, fall, stone by tide-torn stone, abandoned to the elements and breached by the invading sea. Gap-toothed granite tumbles into turbulence from the crumbling maw … Continue reading

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Crow …

Bold, cold-eyed, unloved bird; black-feathered, black-billed, passerine. Scavenger and shepherd’s scourge. black-legged sexton of the road; solitary stalker by the verge; omen as yet unfulfilled. Incautiously I slowed down, your plumage flashed with such a richly green and purple sheen, … Continue reading

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Blurred vision …

Once, I saw the stars swim out of the inky darkness of the night into the silver slip-stream of a comet’s trail; they swam, they glittered and they gleamed. I was mistaken. It was a vision seen as through a … Continue reading

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On the edge …

Jagged rocks defy the mesmeric sea; the hypnotic drama plays out in the surge and in the answering swell. But in my own mind’s eye I dwell in life’s slow panorama .. I stand upon a ledge of eroded land … Continue reading

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Evanescence …

Once, I saw the Attic moon rise high above Mount Hymettus as the vermilion sun flared beyond the dark Aegean. The expectant night and the dying day stilled in dramatic equilibrium .. I felt the fulcrum of the earth beneath … Continue reading

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Seagulls …

Inland, unloved gulls cry raucously; bold scavengers, thieving- but overhead, in patterns white on blue, wheeling and weaving above the ocean’s spray; changing shape like feathered clouds on a summer’s day, they are the age-old symbols of the sea; gliding … Continue reading

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Echoes …

Great granite stones squat on the deserted shore – abandoned deities of an atavistic cult; worshippers of sun and moon and of a natural law. The sculptress sea has smoothed and honed their features into grey obscurity; but the invocations … Continue reading

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Horse of the dawn …

From out of the darkness you galloped .. horse of the dawn; passing the moon and morning star, black mane gleaming, black banner of your tail streaming. Horse; black as the night, invisible as dreaming – on silent hooves you … Continue reading

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