Month: March 2017

The Initiate from Paul Andruss at Odds n Sods: A miscellany

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
How do you make a wrier’s day? Leave a review. How do you make their year? Leave a review like this! I make no apologies for reposting this… the best review we could have wished for! A Book Review by author Paul Adruss The Initiate by Sue Vincent & Stuart France I have only read spiritual…

Dominions of Cnut – #Silenti

Pity poor King Canute (Real name ‘Cnut’ pron: Kn-ootr). He went down in English history as the King who was so self-important that he sat in a ceremonial chair on the beach, ordering the tide not to come in… Only, according to many leading historians, he didn’t… This intelligent eleventh century ruler of England, Norway and Denmark – the ‘North Sea Empire’, as it was … Read More Dominions of Cnut – #Silenti

Considering White-Skunk II…

Looking out

Exit in Trance…

I have a notion…

I have a notion That eons’ light and dark Have left their mark Upon our inner ocean ➰ I have a shadow Whose lengthening crease Is cast on mood and body’s peace When walking muddy meadow ➰ We have duration The dog and I endure the grime Of Cumbria’s winter prime Intent on silence in privation ➰ But then… ➰ Like surgical precision Spring’s … Read More I have a notion…

Considering White-Skunk…

Passion and Pathos: Spirit of the Dance

Originally posted on Strange Goings On In The Shed:
Image: Pixabay The dancers moved intuitively to the sound of their hearts as the music swelled and sobbed. It finally paused, waiting for the lovers to catch their breath. This was more than an interlude in a cafe that had seen glory and laughter in a bygone age. Few tourists ventured into the old quarter of the…

Ten small things

It was the sunset that started it, the return of what I have come to think of as ‘ the full sky’, just after the vernal equinox. I have a habit, when I manage to do full day’s gardening, of sitting with a final outdoor cup of tea and looking at the approaching sunset, camera in hand, experiencing what the ancient philosophers called ‘agape’. … Read More Ten small things

A touch of tenderness

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
The Cathedral by Rodin. My son gleefully squeezed harder at the knotted muscle in my shoulder, with a ‘Now I’ve got you’ as I groaned in agony. We have established and agreed that he has a slightly sadistic tendency where I am concerned. It may have something to do with my knack of getting just the…

Intelligence on dark waters – Haiku

  “Intelligence on dark waters” ⦿ Beyond opinion ‘i’ alone must bear the scales Of others’ justice ⦿ Rightness begins here My heart knows truth betrayed Falsehood – avoid my own! ⦿ Let rage’s fire return Seeking hidden self-deceit Proud flame be ashes’ ghost ⦿ ©️Copyright Stephen Tanham 2017

The Switch…#writespiration

The  Switch The witch said it would be okay. Said he would be given a smarter uniform after the switch, looking down at his military serge and smiling – like a new version of that, she said, but with better ventilation. He thought about that, about the hot nights on duty, and agreed… For Sacha’s 52 word challenge Image: with apologies to Kendal Tattoo Studio, … Read More The Switch…#writespiration

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