Thursday, 31 March 2016

A Drawn out Murmur

Then a deeper sound is heard, a drawn out murmur,
as the cold Southerly sighs in the woods sometimes, 
as the troubled sea hisses on an ebb tide, 
as the rapacious fire whistles in a sealed furnace.

Then I'd urge you to burn fragrant resin, right away,
and give them honey through reed pipes, freely calling them
and exhorting the weary insects to eat their familiar food.

( Virgil )

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

They are Not Dandelions

appearing up the sandy track.

wind blown bucket  & sprouting peonies

(Past the Equinox now)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Max 1934 - 2016

" If I have a small voice, and people
are willing to listen,

I'd be pleased."

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Invention of Aristaeus - Arcadian Master

creatures, of a type marvellous to see, swarm together,
without feet at first, but soon with whirring wings as well

and more and more try the clear air, until they burst out,
like rain pouring from summer clouds,
or arrows from the twanging bows,
whenever the lightly armed Parthanians first join battle.

( V )

Monday, 21 March 2016

Apis Mox / Autogenesis of Bees

But if someone's whole brood has suddenly failed,
and he has no stock from which to recreate a new line,
then it's time to reveal the famous invention of Aristaeus

( Virgil - Georgics 4 )

Saturday, 19 March 2016


with Karen

Saturday, 12 March 2016


( detail of Beekeeper's dress )

She just needs shoes

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

B @ Peatwell

Neither straight nor crooked, neither here nor there
but shadows folded on deeper shadows

and deeper, to a core of oblivion
like the convolutions of a shadow shell

or deeper, like the foldings and involving of a womb.

( D H Lawrence - original draft / Ship of Death )

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Revelry ( in Kirkwall )

Venus II

& Pilot boat

Tuesday, 1 March 2016