Category Archives: Travel

Borders

Into the endless breeze-rippled sea of barley and wheat let me vanish with the unknowable hare and the deer who run alone hearts throbbing and the blind shrew who can never know night. Advertisements

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Rain Town

Rain on the attic roof tender footsteps of youth remembered and all the unconquered possibilities of immaculate Saturdays waiting in glistening wrapping my beloved city where the crowds ebb and flow on station platforms like the systole of a giant … Continue reading

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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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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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Visitant

One day but not the next who can guess the hour when a poem will come down from the hills like a solitary deer pelt red and aglow in the first light of dawn She always feels you watching returns … 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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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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