Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Gift

The Gift Four small light brown spotted eggs held in the perfect round of that tiny nest and my father behind me smiling at us the six year old child and the Hawthorn in full bloom and I knew then … Continue reading

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A place I love

…..even as a cemetery it has its beauty

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The weaver of words

the weaver of words  (for P.K.) he harvests colours of sky and sea weaving shades of dawn and noon into a tapestry threading apricot and blues -turquoise, sapphire, indigo- but while the mesh grows on his loom and he has … Continue reading

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On a very grey and rainy day…..

…in the Uists.  Nothing to do but sleep?

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The Deer by Mary Lewis

  The Deer The moor was empty But for the song of a rising lark And the warm wind That ruffled the bog-bean flowers Dark magenta heather Lit by early orchids And green moss-stars Formed the pavement And held my … Continue reading

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Gordon Wells, his Shakuhachi flute and language

This interview  with Gordon Wells, the Project Officer of Island Voices, is given in two parts. I. In the first part, Gordon speaks about his home made flute – the ‘ Gaelic Shakuhachi’, the Winter Blues and why he has … Continue reading

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Herbsttag / Rainer Maria Rilke

…………………………….. He who now has no house, will build one never. He who is alone, will long so remain, will awaken, read, lengthy letters pen and in the lanes will forever restlessly wander, when the leaves are driven. Herr, es … Continue reading

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