Category Archives: Thoughts

Horse Whispers

The road from Great Yarmouth to Norwich crosses the former ‘Great Estuary’, now better known as the Halvergate marshes. Travelling by bus, I’m free to gaze out the window, to enjoy the serenity of this landscape, dotted with windmills, with … Continue reading

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Conveyor of Souls

From Japan to Ireland, stories are told of the Swan Maiden. The details might differ, but the general picture remains. Vulnerable without her protective ‘cloak’, she is found/captured by a prince. They marry, she gives him a variable number of … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice and the Turning Tide

  As the outgoing tide takes away Friends and lovers who are travelling far So, too, alas, with the outgoing year; And we cannot yet see what those losses are But as the outgoing tide scours the shore Cleaning the … Continue reading

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What’s in an image?

Two of the toughest things of serialising a story for a weekly blog is 1: Thinking up all those  many titles, and 2: Finding graphics that, while illustrating, also grab the attention. But with The Chronicles of Mideer the graphics have … Continue reading

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I Cannot See

a poem by Fakhr-al-Din Ibrahīm Iraqi Save love of thee a soul in me I cannot see, I cannot see; An object for my love save thee I cannot see, I cannot see. Repose or patience in my mind I cannot … Continue reading

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What Lies Beyond

What lies beyond— What my eyes can see What my ears can hear What my nose can smell What my tongue can taste What my skin can feel: What lies beyond? Is it real?

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Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light! Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, … Continue reading

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