Monthly Archives: July 2016

This and That

This expression That experience Where do the two meet? Don’t say the One. But the danger is For the one saying it For the other understanding it Thinking comprehension. Settled here now In the lee of the summit Sliding down … Continue reading

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Terraces

Wild clematis Scent Spring fresh This spent high Summer. Aching down Weight of sun Shallow breath. Coming here Sometimes Many times before. Grass lit meadow Forest edge Aflame with shadow. Yes, coming here For want And wintry days. For far … Continue reading

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First Sun to Last

New sun Condenses mist From first light. Silvered now It glitters Down valley deep. Soft stirring Wind wakes The air to dance. Rising tide Brims the ridge Flows through trees. This skin sense Morning touch Wonder feels. How heavy Liquid … Continue reading

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Natives Versus Aliens

I am working on a large-scale Seedballing project (of which more at another time – however if you happen to have a barren valley, particularly if it is of a single watershed and would like it to be reforested by … Continue reading

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Distant Thunder

Sharp this light Falls tangent Then carved away. Coarse green hill Shivering Sheltering deep. It rings this air Sounds down Base hollow lingers. Bruised underside Feathered up Clouds moult dark. Ragged in breath Silent pale stealth Easing through trees. This … Continue reading

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Touch Me Again

A soft afternoon cicada Gentles the way Sea breeze of evening. Distant ships White-walled yachts Weigh in westering sun. Small butterfly Shelters the warmth Napped baize of leaves. And it reaches out No, further! Touches in long sweep down. Abrupt … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Fools

The Vienna Circle, neopositivism, was never able to bridge the difference between sign and reality. And those great philosophers of language, Wittgenstein and Heidegger, accept there remains an inaccessible mystery to meaning. But who requires the abstractions of philosophers when, … Continue reading

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Language Must Withdraw

Words will This wonder of worlds Waive to waste. The air This breath Opening the moment. The great horizon Vast cosmos In this green leaf. Nothing is left out No fly nor spun thread Lies beyond. Thought would Fiction make … Continue reading

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Wild Boar

The number of wild boar in these hills has grown in recent decades to such an extent that hunting is often extended into the summer months. Fortunately, I have not seen or heard the dogs and guns since the winter … Continue reading

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Walking the hills

Let me introduce you to where I live. If you can enlarge the photo above, focus on the centre left, you might be able to see a peak with what looks like a section taken out of it; that’s my … Continue reading

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