Pick of the day
Story of the week
Posted by Stephen Thom on Wed, 24 Aug 2016'There was a grove, dark with holm-oaks, below the Aventine, at sight of which you would say: ‘There’s a god within'. The centre was grassy, and covered with green moss, and a perennial stream of water trickled from the rock.'
Ovid. Fasti. Book III, March 1, Kalends.
Poem of the week
Posted by seashore on Mon, 22 Aug 2016
Another piece by my daughter, Julia (Overthetop1). It's important to me that she lives on through her writing so I am wading through a fat file - some scribbles on backs of envelopes, others neatly typed.
Not an easy task, but an essential one.
Coral Jane (seashore)Read more
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Picks of the Month
Posted by love_writing on Tue, 05 Jul 2016
I wished to write
‘An ode to you’ – no, too thoughtless
those words never reached the screen
and I wonder if they reached you
as I tried to recall
when I had sat on the bench
looking out at the dusted beach
and the turquoise glass sea and the smiles
of seaweed and the dunes they ran down
and I thought of youRead more