Sunday, 30 November 2014


watersteps stoneskies windhouses
aircellars rainhearts sandbodies
cliffmouths riverstomachs icesexes
snowlungs coalbrains cloudfingers
saltnerves eartheyes heartache

( I.C.)

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Friday, 28 November 2014

Martin Ramirez / Courtyard

A stone rolls down from the mountains
Sisyphus pushes it up
A stone rolls down from the mountains
Sisyphus pushes it up

A stone rolls down from the mountains
Sisyphus pushes it up
Sisyphus sings:
A stone flies up over the mountains

( Inger Christensen )

Thursday, 27 November 2014



Wednesday, 26 November 2014

As the Unruly Sun Comes Up

on a clear bright day

hooded crow is the Chimney King

until the Ravens come by

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Going back to Egilsay

Saska and Peacock

Friday, 21 November 2014

And Vole

possibly an Orkney vole

but it's nose looks  a bit long

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dudley Somerville's Mouse Skin



inside a Greek Bible on Rousay

(among a Shed full of books)

Monday, 17 November 2014

Watt ( more Birds )

We shall be here all night,
Be here all night shall we,
All night we shall be here,
Here all night we shall be,
One dark, one still, one breath,
Night here, here we, we night,
One fleeing, fleeing to rest,
One resting on the flight.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Brendan's Bird

drawn in Thailand ( 1986 )

Saturday, 15 November 2014

WATT / Becket

 Now the day is over,
              Night is drawing nigh----igh,
       Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Quality of Life

the new Sanday Recycling Centre
has opened at the Temperance Hall

Faberge Owl and Robert Burns plate ( chipped )

Monday, 10 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

November moon

on the road at night
            the moon goes into a cloud
      above the skeleton barn

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Stormy Times

Drawings rescued from the fire
reignited by a flying ember

Monday, 3 November 2014

Kitchen (4)

It's the kitchen here but also the  kitchen at Bramblemoor
where the walls were painted grey- blue and yellow ochre
 and the sun shone in  from the garden instead of the sea

Saturday, 1 November 2014