Month: October 2018

Teaching From the High Wire

Halloween

The hallowed ‘een The in-between The edge of life And death unseen ©Stephen Tanham Image from a shop in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Last Fire

Just before time was sliced and diced So that the evenings could be darker You gathered up your colour And threw it in my face Laughing Until I laughed back… © Stephen Tanham

Religious Syncretism: a proper priest…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* … “What are you talking about?” “A question of questions, young Wendolina, the answer to which may serve as a stunning proof of our original assertion.” “Your original assertion, which was posed as a question anyway. And I’m older than you are.” “Yes, yes, dearest Wendlebury. There was a need for the razor ban, in order, to…

The Celebration of Mister Fox…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* I never knew Holmfirth in the days of mill workers and clogs. I really got to know her in the Post Industrial gloom, Of swish Cafe Bars, And cosy restaurants, All day drinking parties frequented by the nouveau riche… Who leap from still moving taxis, Done up to the nines,  dressed to kill, While up on the hill,…

Reading

Originally posted on Peedeel's Blog:
Today you can buy the Dialogues of Plato for less than you would spend on a fifth of whisky, or Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for the price of a cheap shirt. You can buy a fair beginning of an education in any bookstore with a good stock of paperback books for less than you…

The Origin of Me

Out of a hidden fear, we seldom examine our personal origins – this sense of ‘me’. Yet, if we let go that fear, the journey can teach us so much, and leave us with an emotion of deep belonging. We can explore this with a meditation, rather than the intellect; if you’d like a little journey? Be quiet and become conscious that our everyday … Read More The Origin of Me

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Too much light…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
The soft colours of dawn were painting the sky as I left for work. The village streets, preternaturally quiet now that the schools were on holiday, were, for once, easy to negotiate. Parked cars take up half the width of every street and, on a school day and with oncoming traffic, getting out of the village becomes a…

How beautifully you say goodbye

How beautifully you say goodbye When damp of cold affects the eye When rustle shuts off bustle’s hiss And says ‘so brief must be our kiss’ How beautifully you say goodbye… ©Stephen Tanham

Why Myth? IV…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* ‘Gilgamesh is among the greatest things that can ever happen to a person.’ – Rainer Maria Rilke. Those of you with an eagle eye will have realised that next year’s Silent Eye, Spring Workshop has a mythological theme. It is based upon The Epic of Gilgamesh which is a story worked up into its present form over…

#SilentSunday…

Originally posted on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie ~ Authors:
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Needs

Originally posted on Reena Saxena:
“My art has been praised in many circles, but it has not fetched me money,” I sensed a tinge of sadness in his voice, as he continued to stroke the canvas with his brush. It was beautiful to holiday at the same place where we’d first met, but Harry was now an embittered man. Yet, he was capturing the…

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