Category Archives: Quote

To dwell means to leave traces

. Very small ghost sign on doorway entrance, St Leonard’s Street, Southside, Edinburgh. . “To dwell means to leave traces”. Walter Benjamin . . On the front elevation of the same building. Traces of the old bell pulls. ≈ Now … Continue reading

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Memories of Water: Glen Bridge Car Park, Dunfermline

. 1772 arriving at a fall it becomes useful in turning five mills . Thomas Pennant,  A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides, 1772, Volume 2 (London: B.White, 1776). Now playing: This Heat – ‘A New Kind of Water’ … Continue reading

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Plants, potters, webs: On forms, usefulness and emptiness

With the clocks about to go back this weekend, autumnal hues cloak the body and seep into the skin. The piercing light of summer is almost emptied out. Weak threads of sunlight dissolve amongst russet, ochre and blanket skies of … Continue reading

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The Poppies are in the Field: Pattiesmuir 26th June 2013

. The poppies are in the field But don’t ask me what that means – Julian Cope There is no long march of progress in this field. No future enlightenment to strive for.                 … Continue reading

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Through fence and over field, to beyond the hem of trees.

through fence and over field – to beyond the hem of trees. ♦ Thanks to all who have taken time to read any of the postings this year. It has been much appreciated and a delight to interact with so … Continue reading

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On the edge and further out: to slip through time

It is not down in any map; true places never are. Herman Melville I Out on the fringe of gold                         – lip of coastal edge. Eyeing that breath of line                        – flux of sea and sky. Grounded punctuation … Continue reading

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On National Libraries Day

“I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined”. Jose Saramago “Libraries … Continue reading

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