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    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

      Image courtesy of Diane Romanello     ...For time to heal and feel and breathe free air unlaced with taint of death, to ponder skies of patent blue and kindled clouds of sunset hue, to savour moments where life lives and know
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    Tuesday, 21 November 2017

          'I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.' Virginia Woolf     I know why the caged bird doesn't sing And why God-given feather falls in spring The ruthless month bespea
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    Friday, 29 September 2017

     On Michaelmas Day, a scene from Entertaining Angels (unedited novel in long term abeyance).   Briefly: Sibyl was born to mixed race Dubliners at the beginning of WW1. Whilst her mother was as Irish as Guinness, her father's fo
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    Friday, 22 September 2017

      Photo: Bill Cooper for Birmingham Royal Ballet      You tied my strings and bade me dance, You weren't the first, you know, My cradle rocked to others’ tunes and primed the scene just so   Between the Then and No
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    Sunday, 09 July 2017

        The Still Point   I went through hoops for you We went through hoops together You went through hoops for me oblivious of the tether You wore your silver chain that sang of slavish irons I wore my golden crucifix the mark of f

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Stephen Evans Going to the Dickens
14 January 2018
Thank you! That sounds just my style
Katherine Gregor Going to the Dickens
14 January 2018
I haven't yet been able to read a Dickens novel in ful (shame on me).May I recommend a wonderful New...
Katherine Gregor Four Wishes
14 January 2018
Amen to this.
Stephen Evans Four Wishes
11 January 2018
Devoutly to be wished.
Stephen Evans Going to the Dickens
05 January 2018
Thank you! Ken has reminded me that I read A Tale of Two Cities in school. I am moving on to Carson ...

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  Image courtesy of Diane Romanello     ...For time to heal and feel and breathe free air unlaced with taint of death, to ponder...
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