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A personal blog about solitude, art and poetry in the wilds of Scotland. How to survive and thrive in a weird world.
The Fall
2018-11-03 21:50
Small boys sell silver bullets at the road side, for emergency use only. In the Land of the Free clockwork sheep graze sleepless fields. Do they dream of a lambing snow tumbling from neon sk… Read More
2018-10-27 15:48
She drifted down Main Street, shrunken and exposed to the gaze of lacy twitchers. She maintained a regal air, head high, Liberty scarf fluttering. Think panache, she thought. Her expression… Read More
2018-10-21 17:05
“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen, Anthem Photograph by… Read More
2018-10-14 16:54
Naked before the mirror, her limbs bent in wilfuldirections. She was a misshapen tree, bent by a bomb blast in some forgotten war, misshapenbut surviving in the ruins of a bombed out town i… Read More
2018-10-06 15:41
If I had my life to live over I’m not sure I would do anything differently.  Life is a journey,  a series of crossroads, roundabouts and T junctions without any signposts to… Read More
2018-09-09 21:11
Father sings Russian lullabies as he drives the coast road, the island like crushed glass. We pass beneath the kissing trees. One, two, three, four, here comes bunny for a run. Five, six, se… Read More
2018-09-07 01:11
“Life is but a dream for the dead”. – Gerard Way Questions:- Are dreams more real than our waking life? Is physical reality a communal hallucination? Do parallel worlds exi… Read More
2018-09-06 20:07
“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.” ― Sylvia Townsend Warner… Read More
2018-08-31 01:11
If only Eve could don a straw hat and vanish to the Isle of Paros! Instead, she was trapped in the Garden, weaving hard lines of blood as the beginning people judged her pink lady tears. Whe… Read More
Breaking Up
2018-08-24 20:12
“Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks”. Waqar Ahmed Photograph created by the author Read More

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