Category Archives: time

Self Portrait as Thursday

Somehow Thursday never seems to be an important day in the week: in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Arthur Dent says: “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays”. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Deserted House

There are so many old houses, particularly on the prairies. They have stories in them, questions about who lived there, how their lives were governed by the landscape. Did they move out? what made them change their way of living, … Continue reading

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Time to Spare

I plan time carefully before appointments, always wanting to arrive  early. Sometimes things go totally awry. Does this happen to you? … A TIME TO SPARE a ten-minute drive across town with forty minutes                                         to my appointment but – road … Continue reading

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Circling

We’re almost at the solstice when light changes so subtly we don’t notice it for days. It’s a time of mystery: we light candles to honour the day, ring bells, light fires to help bring back the sun, and watch … Continue reading

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Construction Senyru

There’s been a lot of construction going on at a school near us: new residences, dining hall, class rooms. We’ve almost got used to the sound of sawing and hammering. It’s been interesting watching the workers over the last few … Continue reading

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Rituals

There are some weird traditions around New Year: make a noise, i.e. party horns, sirens, to say goodbye to the old year; eat lucky food (bannocks in Ireland, 12 grapes at midnight in Spain); drink wassail in parts of England, … Continue reading

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Ordinary Hours

I love these days when nothing in particular happens. The time flows by in doing the most mundane tasks: putting dishes away, tidying a shelf, stroking the cat, having coffee and, of course, writing a poem … A ORDINARY HOURS … Continue reading

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