Category Archives: Archeology

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875)

Eternally set stages awaiting the divine their modest usher seeming still alive to stand at our shoulder and whisper in our ear of light, the ancient sacrament. To him every building a church house or office becoming temples consecrated by … Continue reading

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Goodbye London

GOODBYE LONDON Goodbye London my love my sore feet my hot afternoons and solitary mornings wandering around Liverpool Street Station those cobbled lanes spilling views towards the river the Shard teasing veils of cloud the looming Gherkin planting its reptilian … Continue reading

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Glen Coe

GLEN COE Who can understand the Scots who hasn’t seen Glen Coe? -Our dark cold heart of rock haunted by cloud-shadows history racing the green slopes as phantoms escaping nothing twisted stone prison and fortress pitted deep against itself in … Continue reading

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Dunkeld Trinity

DUNKELD TRINITY 1. Father Tall trees guard the half-ruined kirk a transfigured army dead-straight, true focused on a longer time than ours mere centuries litter mulch to feed their roots pealing bells, peeling bark political rumblings sackings, defilement passing shadows … 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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Poem #25/52

Here is the 25th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: PORTUGUESE HILL TOWN 1. Last night in the ancient courtyard as darkness fell we marvelled at the endless chains of … Continue reading

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Poem #22/52

Here is the 22nd poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: EUROPEAN EXPRESS On the night train from Dresden we are the only people in the first class coach a surreal … Continue reading

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