Monthly Archives: February 2014

Small stone: waiting

The husk of a deserted building stands behind me as I await the train. A canopy tilts in overhead. Its teeth-like edge reminds of an old football ground, of a small stand with a long uncovered ‘terrace’ further on. The … Continue reading

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Small stone: dreaming

The alarm sounds. I’m awake, technically. In the twilight world of in-between sleep I try to fetch my dream back. Half remembered images form in my mind. The bity bits of nocturnal sagas stager about, but never gel to a … Continue reading

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Small stone – Digging

Above the fence line, and artificial sight-screen, metallic elbows and arms bob with indefatigable resolution. Swinging back and forth, the arms drop teeth clad buckets and lift them nonchalantly into the air like a ballet to the monotonous suite of … Continue reading

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Small stone: rise

Red sky in morning, shepherds’ warning. Broad sweeps of crimson rise from a dark horizon. They are separated by blue furrows in undulating clouds. As I pull away crimson turns orange. Sky reflects in the wide river below me. Orange … Continue reading

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Trouble in Ukraine

Sad news today. Storm clouds gather in the East. Trouble is painting the streets of Kiyv red with the blood of its children. Sixty-seven people are reported to have been killed since the start of the protests. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26280710) These are … Continue reading

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Small stone – Coast

Wild winds. Grey-brown water churned by the promise of a storm. Waves, crested with white foam, lap at the pebble shore. Their movement is heavy and carries threat, and menace. The Sea is still toying, prodding the coast, poking it … Continue reading

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Small stone – Shimmer on the Surface

The Channel is calm. A child at rest, or at play, with a glint in its beautiful eyes. Clouds of multiple hue drift languidly out to sea. Above them burns a silver furnace. Fissures appear in the cover. Brilliant rays … Continue reading

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