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The King Being The Way He Was

The lords had been sitting at the king’s dinner table for a good twenty minutes now. And still no sign of the king. To begin with they’d sat in...

Unseen Britain - Not Much to do in Northallerton

After checking in at The Golden Lion Hotel in the High Street I began my exploration of Northallerton just as the rain began to fall. Having failed...

Having a Basho

Night pond - Frog jumps in- Sound of space.

Unseen Britain - The Golden Lion Hotel Northallerton, Yorkshire

The Golden Lion Hotel in the High Street of Northallerton is an old coaching inn and still has the archway at its front that is tall enough to allow...

All These Shoes

All These Shoes As a Child: I kicked off little shoes blue as the sky, one went Whoosh-Klunk, the other skimmed like a butterfly then I ran through...

the last of summer

We are in the last mouths of summer Green gods’ sad subliminal dream Dripping with sorrow No thought of tomorrow Today, today, today Is all we can...

Fresh Beginnings ( Pt 4 )

Dear Diary...life was dissolving one day into another. I was starting to feel like that hamster on a wheel that goes around and around. There was no...

an Essay on Wisdom

An essay on wisdom What is wise in the present world of the now, is foolish in considering the future; and is a waste ground on the wisdom of the...

CRYING AND SMILING

when babies come into this world they often wonder why they had to leave their cozy home so they begin to cry . the people who attend the birth are...

Silk

I stuffed my ears with plugs trying to muffle my leaping voices. I screwed them tight, tighter still, as the light from the dawn forced a path...

The Man Who Was Afraid Of The Moon

Once a girl named Celine married a man called Adolphus who was terribly afraid of the moon. He couldn't bear anything to do with it. If he saw a...

Tender Care

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Christ promised me his Counsellor, Spirit of truth and life, his people’s blessèd Comforter … Reveal to us your love, Lord, tender and warm embrace, immeasurable love, Lord ….

Mornington-By-Mere – (20) Farm Produce (Part 03)

The next day Mandy walked over to the main house with two large baskets of produce and it was a fiercely hot day. “God it’s so hot” she said as she walked into her mum’s kitchen. “Sit down and have a drink” her Mum said “you look done in” “I’m fine” she replied “But I’ll take a cold drink”

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTION

There is absolutely no substitution

Choice Tales from the Vale – (062) Reconnections (Part 01)

Stephen Tanner lived alone in the village of Sharping-St Mary only a few miles from Purplemere. He lived in a small three bedroom Tudor cottage which suited him perfectly as he was only 5ft 6 so the low beams didn’t affect him. He worked in Purplemere three days a week but worked from home the other two.

Diminishing returns

I think of my head inside this world, within this existence, and I'm thinking “Fractal”. But where is order? So I picture kaleidoscope landscapes of...

Buffalo's Irish Festival- 2016

A Gathering of Buffalo’s Clan Na Gael. From the center of the small hill, at the seaward side of Wilkeson’s Point on Buffalo’s outer harbor, you can...

we are insects

brittle bones of exoskeletons hearts on our spiky sleeves we are kafka's dream brittle thoughts to be crushed beneath giant's feet our many eyes see...

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