Category Archives: Poetry

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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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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Through the White World

Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange.  Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading

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Lost Coordinates II

  Lost coordinates: Where untold stories         bleed into images            beyond words   Where unheard sounds of the spectral field           become entangled   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage

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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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Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading

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We Can Only Be Onlookers

. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score   We can only be onlookers   Line of the long low swoop   Ascending   over the Forth   Carried   on song   … Continue reading

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