Category Archives: Travel

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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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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Mother

MOTHER Day by day you remember less but reminded me yesterday how to make daisy chains until I wove you one from those flourishing in the cracks between slabs on your run-wild patio made you a crown then a necklace … Continue reading

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