Category Archives: Symbol

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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Requiem for an Unknown Event

Found object, St Stephen Street, Edinburgh. Now Playing: Lawrence English/Thor Harris Requiem for a Reaper / Pillar of Cloud’ from Cruel Optimism.

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Call and Response

the mist the call the fall the mist … ========= Later (with headphones) ========= The missed      call The Fall the mist … (Blindness, Peel Session)   Twa Ools / Trees Call of the rain-smeared cobbles (Rose Lane) Nocturne ≈ St Andrews, … Continue reading

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Lost coordinates

Time adrift Land, sea and sky under caul of ice fog Lost coordinates.   Trace of an island? spectral ship? Ah – foreshore shaman at the prow. ≈≈≈ Now playing: Kevin Drumm – Middle of Nothing (Part 1)

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A short history of …

. A short history of breathing ≈ . A short history of writing (scratch wall) ≈ . A short history of building … stone brick mortar (concrete) iron glass plastic … ≈ Now playing: Claire M Singer – Solas

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Good Times = 2016 =

Perhaps just another graffiti strewn doorway but the phrase “Good Times = 2016 =” called out. I doubt that there are many people I know who would readily conflate 2016 and ‘good times’.  So just a throwaway action with a spray can? irony? a small … Continue reading

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The All Seeing Eye

How many time have I walked down Dunfermline High Street and never noticed this all-seeing eye? (Thanks to my daughter for spotting it). It’s located at the top of the current Clydesdale Bank building. Another set of Masonic symbols can be … Continue reading

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