Smoking Guns and Cat Skin Drums

Sunday 20/12/2020 Who ever knew what it felt like to be shot through the heart? Maybe Sharon Olds, or anyone who (in her words) beats the cat skin drum. Yesterday I listened to a recording shared by Billy Mills in his blog Elliptical Movements I was warmed and inspired by Dianne di Prima’s wordsContinue reading “Smoking Guns and Cat Skin Drums”

Christmas Carols: Carol Anne Duffy and more…

Thursday 17/12/2020 The spirit of Christmas found me well, today, after a previously novelly sombre lead up. I wrote cards, and opened cards from friends, and also a card from the local Christian Centre along with a carol sheet for this Sunday’s socially distanced service on the green. O Come, All Ye Faithful! The NationalContinue reading “Christmas Carols: Carol Anne Duffy and more…”

Before Christmas

Wednesday 16/12/2020 Think snowberry/acorn-green/nut-brown.   Pin up holly-red and hawthorn crowns threaded with shedded wool all round, to soften the song the mistle thrush throws.   Say goodbye to waking in the night to deathwatch knocks turning time back, and waterlogging fallen trunks and branches creaking as they crack.   Light a candle, clove anContinue reading “Before Christmas”

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