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The Pier on a Grey Day

Pier

March 12, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Moonwuzo’s Sea-Song

The Moonwuzo's Sea-Song

Who is that walking on the dark sea sand?

The old Bride of the Wind

 

What is that staring out of the weedy pool?

The newborn Monster in its caul

 

What is that eerie chanting from the foam?

The mermaids’ gardening song

 

What is that shadow floating on the water?

The Fish-King’s daughter

 

Who bears those candles down by the Sea’s curled rim?

The children going home

 

from Old Merlaine

October 10, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Poem from “Old Merlaine”

Fish King's Daughter

This is a poem from a book of poems that were published by William Heinemann many years ago.  This has been a grey, wet, light-starved day, so I thought a watery poem and a black and white illustration would be appropriate, while I search through the somewhat bleak, rain- spotted photographs I took today, looking for some colour in the almost monochrome landscape of the Scottish Borders.

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Illustration, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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