Monthly Archives: June 2015

Corsewall Woods

CORSEWALL WOODS Summer morning remembering scintillation of boyhood holidays the light of dawn fresh and rich as local milk glimpsed through fronds of old tall trees, cool from the whispering leaf shade into unreachable brightness across ripening fields a white … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Empire

NOCTURNAL EMPIRE Merchant City Friday night urban rhythms as trafficlight gridiron criss-cross zigzag bass beat jazz blues intersect stop start rumble of passing cars on cobbles, tarmacadam red light, green, amber ambiguity, uncertainty tartan weave fabric pattern waiters and waitresses … Continue reading

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Various News

Time for an update on various bits and pieces of news. Since finally leaving my voluntary role at The Scottish Writers Centre a month or two back I’ve had time to pursue a range of personal projects. Three of my … Continue reading

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The Submerged Princess

THE SUBMERGED PRINCESS She is Lilith, Guinevere, Judith, Salome, Vivien of Brocéliande, Avalon and Ys, princess, queen of Eden lost beneath the waves of memory Boudica, her daughters raped by centurions of Rome she is mermaid, siren witch, virgin, whore, … Continue reading

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The Moon Of Totems

THE MOON OF TOTEMS When I sleep the absent ones come back dead there again at my side in silent camaraderie. How graciously they refrain from resenting how we’ve been getting by without them. It’s just we turned around one … Continue reading

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Diverse Voices

DIVERSE VOICES How drab the world the racists would build for us without bright colours or spices only the endless sterile white of their own self-regard and ignorance I weep when I hear Leela Soma talk in her lilting accent … Continue reading

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Behemoth

BEHEMOTH My thoughts of you these days are grown too strange and vast to be contained inside a skull let alone glide along a tongue. Only in railway stations those huge cold empty spaces where yearning steelwork above filters paltry … Continue reading

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