Category Archives: adventure

Where Unicorns

For the Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal, its birth flower the calendula. The first Thursday of the month is National … Continue reading

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Among Heavenly Bodies

Stars hang clear and bright in these August skies, wonderful for astronomers, ordinary stargazers, and those who long to fly out there into space … dreamers all … AMONG HEAVENLY BODIES two asteroids trailed by a nova                             drag me without … Continue reading

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P’s and Q’s

Today is International World refugee day, and I like the idea of that, inviting people, countries, to take in those in need of safety. Not that today’s poem is advocating a safe life, rather I’m recommending that we go a … Continue reading

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Listening

The sound of a passing train is urgent music. It calls us to dream of far away places, Vienna, Dar-es-Salaam, Lima … to make a change, to take a leap into the unknown … LISTENING heard a train felt its … Continue reading

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The Adventure

I said something last week about ‘new adventures’ and ‘challenges’. Here’s the tale of something I tried, and will probably never do again … THE ADVENTURE I had an oyster burger once         ordered it with a sense … Continue reading

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A Clean Slate

Happy New Year! We’ve turned the corner, turned over a new leaf, feel brand new with resolutions made (I don’t make them), a sense of looking forward to new adventures, challenges … A CLEAN SLATE laundered   starched                                  ironed  and folded … Continue reading

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In My Atlas

A bird’s or a child’s view of the landscape can be so different from what the map shows, or our own limited view … IN MY ATLAS the twisted grin of a rural road                                 seen by a crow on its … Continue reading

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