This week Britain will host the inaugural Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded servicemen and -women, to be held in venues made famous by the London 2012 Para/Olympics. It is an opportunity… Continue reading
Ok, he’s probably a crow! Taken in Devon in July, he turned and looked at me just as I took the photo.
Memories flit about like butterflies Dancing out of reach, Elusive, unpredictable As translucent as camera film, There, but not quite, Insubstantial in the darkness. But then hope, a reversal, Held up to the… Continue reading
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve’s like the melodie That’s sweetly play’d in tune. As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep… Continue reading
It’s Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK. Ergo, it is raining. Yet it gives us the perfect opportunity to take a deep breath, still our minds, curl up with a good book… Continue reading
They come to me When words are spilling out of them, Unstemmable blood oozing from a wound, Inflicted by sharp tongues On the soft tissue of friendship. And I wrap them up in… Continue reading
Most of us know someone who isn’t sure of themselves, who doubts their worth, has lost faith in themselves. Quite often we feel that way ourselves, and let’s face it, it hurts like… Continue reading
There’s so much grief and pain in the world at the moment, a great deal of it unnecessary and utterly cruel. I don’t know whether this poem is of any comfort to anyone… Continue reading
As the lights go out over Britain to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War, we thank those men and women who lost their lives, so that we might have ours.… Continue reading
Thank you, to my great-granddad, and all those that fought and died on the killing fields of Europe. ~click image to enlarge~
Tomorrow it is one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. To mark the occasion, everyone in Britain is invited to turn off their lights at 10pm, leaving a single candle… Continue reading
The Mighty Tiger, As Seen Through the Eyes of God They had freedom once, Until the earth I created in my image Was butchered and plundered, Not considered worthy by man, Who destroyed… Continue reading
Ah, the giddy, heady days of summer, when our youth always seems to cycle across our thoughts.
Because we always have days when little slights cut deeply and small people take pleasure in wiggling the blade. – Carly ~ click to enlarge~
“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind”. – John F. Kennedy One hundred years ago today, the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand plunged Europe into the… Continue reading
Always look for nature’s inspiration, and feel your spirit soar.