Category Archives: Poetry

Winter Solstice

In the dark mid-winter, warm underground, light pulses, radiates.

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The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd was a Scottish writer and hill-walker, who described her experience of the Cairngorms as a kind of meditative participation in the landscape. Last night I watched a beautiful and moving BBC TV documentary about her, and one of … Continue reading

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The Hosting of the Sidhe

I’ve enjoyed W B Yeats’ poems since I was a teenager, and recently I’ve been reading more about his magical life and his ambitions to found a mystical order based on the sacred places and spirits of Ireland.  So I decided to … Continue reading

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