Category Archives: History

Architect

Go, when I am dead stand where I foresaw you would on garden steps to watch the light of dawn brighten the edge of a roof whose shape dipped or lifted to the sound of inner music which grew within … Continue reading

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The Rusted Millwheel

Look now how the old mill from which the town takes its noble name lies abandoned, boarded up its water wheel no longer turning stout heart and turbine of a golden age rusting hidden behind overgrown bushes the river rushing … Continue reading

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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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Railways

Let me sleep as railway sleepers sleep in domains of foxes urban wastelands twilight zones of chimneys abandoned warehouses disused tunnels overgrown sidings. Let me sleep in the dead dream of Victorian Glasgow overcome with moss decaying brick neglected rhythm … Continue reading

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News

A few things have come in over the doorstep in the last month or two: a short fiction piece of mine called “Moon Shot” has finally appeared in the long-awaited anthology of flash fiction “100 Lightnings” from Australian publisher Paroxysm … 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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