Midsummer’s Eve

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Looking for some words to celebrate midsummer, I found this lovely extract which casts a magic spell… “Out of this wood …

Early summer gold

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Walking around Taynish woods in the early summer sunshine, I was reminded of these words by the American poet Robert …

A poem for Burns Night

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So many of Scotland's people were torn away from their homeland, and this poem by Rabbie Burns reflects their heartache... …

Midwinter hope

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It’s been a while (six months, in fact!) since I posted my tribute to Edward Thomas’ Adlestrop, and the season …

Ponyo ponders…

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I wandered through the woodland shade Where dryads sing and windflowers bloom; At midnight, when the lyre-birds played, I danced …