Month: June 2016


Whispers in the West – part one

Whispers in the West – part one It was early on Friday afternoon. Lizzy, one of our Companions in the Silent Eye, had assembled us for the start of three days of delightful discovery on the western fringes of Pembrokeshire, centred on the lovely town of St David’s, home of one of the most remote cathedrals in Britain. As promised, we met, on the … Read More Whispers in the West – part one


Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I want to have a cold tonight And if you think I’m mad, I have a real good reason… The alternative’s too bad. * My head is really aching And my eyes are awful sore, The box of tissue’s empty And I haven’t any more. * I’ve taken antihistamines Because I thought I should But even…

When there’s no stairway to heaven #writephoto #shortstory #flashfiction

Originally posted on TanGental:
Lucien Potts knew he was dead. It was the next bit he was rather foggy about. Death itself wasn’t a surprise – too much to drink, a narrow road and a firmly rooted beech combined to terminate the breathing part of his existence. It was while he was falling from the fourth branch that he became aware of someone -thing…

Coffee with Haiku Cake: Perfect Fragile Beauty

Gaily, you tell me With perfect fragile beauty Fear not, self-dissolve ©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2016.

Annus Tumulus – Tomb of the Year…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
Well almost…quite loosely speaking. Very loosely speaking. And no, it’s not a new quiz show. And nor are there any prizes. A tumulus is an artificial mound. And a natural mound is what? One that isn’t man made. Has it anything to do with tummies? Possibly… Not. Oh! Six tombs in one week isn’t half bad though… We’ll  be…


Children playing with matches

Originally posted on Stepping Stones:
Not so cute now… I leave you alone for a week, and what happens? It was all very well allowing the children to shake the box… such a nice rattle noise to keep them amused for a while, and all… but who on earth thought it was a good idea to open it for them? These three, overgrown toddlers…

When worlds collide

When worlds collide And you and I  Can only reach To touch the sky To find, alas The sky Has Gone away To star in yet Another day  Upon a stage so far away When worlds collide ©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2016. 

Faith, Belief or Gnosis – Did Gawain have Faith? by The Patrician Lady

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
The Patrician Lady is a much-loved and respected member of the esoteric community who, for the last two years, has shared her own perspective on the subject matter of the April workshops. She has kindly permitted us to reproduce the text of the talk that she gave at Leaf and Flame, where the central theme was the story…

What if?

The Wrecking Crew

My thoughts on yesterday’s results, for what it’s worth. We have been mauled by a team of wreckers, acting out of self interest, at a time when the political opposition is weak. Cameron gambled with the nation’s future and has lost; but we have lost far more than he. We now face the prospect of being seen as xenophobic and bitterly divided, which the … Read More The Wrecking Crew

What Curves Caress

What Curves Caress (In the style of Sufi poetry) What curves caress the distant sky when distance is not known? What shades of finest touch release the moment new which is not held? What depths of shade use shadow only to conceal the deeper joy? And in that joy, behind the shade, behind the touch, behind the sky, itself, will I not see you? … Read More What Curves Caress

“Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 30 – ‘After’”

After the Mist This post is in response to Hugh’s Views and News photo challenge with the subject of ‘After” At the end of our lovely weekend in St David’s, Pembrokeshire, we woke, on the Sunday morning, to a thick mist outside the small hotel’s windows. It was still present, but clearing as we set out to gain access to the coastal footpath that … Read More “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 30 – ‘After’”

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