Category Archives: Field Trip

Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading

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Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading

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Spaces of Silence

1876 ≈ Out of the silence of centuries, discrete words will, one day, surface for us … Edmond Jabès     text without words     unheard conversation     solitaire (listening to the light)     setting sun reflects … Continue reading

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A Familiar World Made Strange

All tracks,  footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading

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The City Speaks

  Aerated Waters Marchmont, Edinburgh     P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v … Continue reading

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Impossible Textures of the Sea / Light Fizzles

On the last day of 2017, the impossible textures of the sea . . A full moon emerges rises, observes . . Constant flux underfoot, new paths .   Sustaining coastal energies, wind, sea spray changing colours of the tide     Cloud and … Continue reading

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‘In Darkness Let Me Dwell’ – (After Dowland)

  As if a breath freezes into veins of ice   A sketch outlined on the silence of darkness     From darkness an opening          eye                       … Continue reading

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