Part I On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro’ the field… Read more “The Lady of Shalott, a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson”
TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not… Read more “The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe”
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey—
All of them sensible everyday names.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to… Read more “I Must Go Down To The Seas Again”
I wanted to share a fantastic English folk song common in Somerset and the Westcountry which I recently learned. It’s really difficult to get out of your… Read more “Green Grow The Rushes, Ho! An English Folksong”
One of my favourite poets is John Donne, who was born in London is 1572 and is considered a pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poems… Read more “Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star”
A couple of years back I did a short course in photography, hoping to polish my amateur skills and learn some new techniques. One of my favourite… Read more “Flowers, Faces and Form: The Photographs of Imogen Cunningham”