Creation Myth –Un-visited I too would run, like the tiger, from the dank cave in my half-hearted quest to become (more) human. So the bear stayed; ate only garlic for one hundred days, his reward, being turned into a woman, giving birth to a child who would later become King of the Land of Ever … Continue reading Creation Myth-Un-visited
I came across a quotation in 'Re-visiting University teaching' by Diana Laurillard : 'We cannot experience molecules in the same way that we experience dogs', and I asked some of my Facebook friends to respond with a poem. These are the responses so far..more welcome Lucretius' De Rerum Natura I • Substance is eternal. … Continue reading Dogs and Molecules
Pre-flight drinks East Midlands Airport:the bar where I'm not sitting. I'm on a black vinyl sofa in front of a booth, http://www.discovereastmidlands.com. Sometimes the bottles at the back of the bar glow purple under fuschia and violet spots. Enticing elixirs. Next moment they're coming up in blues. It would … Continue reading Pre-flight drinks
Forecasts When I look out of the window I see a mist hanging and the trees look as if someone had spilt them. Like a dried tree, a broken animal horn on my windowsill. How long has it been there? How long ago did the beast- deer, Highland sheep?- die? And that rusted wheelbarrow upturned … Continue reading Forecasts
Moniack Mohr Facing all directions, the croft where writers sink into their souls. Souls, yes. Even though moorland's hard and gorse prickles and that wind spares nothing, almost tearing the grass out by its roots.
View from a hotel window Saturday morning, 9am. I'm looking into the arms, tails and legs of a monkey-puzzle tree and a bird I don't know seems to be telling me Enjoy all this now! A woman in a red fleece walks her beagle along Ness Walk. The river, flowing eastwards, also has somewhere … Continue reading From a hotel window