The Queen of Hearts – a Novella in two parts – part one.

  Alice watched as the news scrolled up the feed. She has never been a great fan of social media, nor used it as often as she should.  She knew about it of course but it had never held much fascination to her, and she had not felt the need to engage with it, until sheContinue reading “The Queen of Hearts – a Novella in two parts – part one.”

Mother Dun

Mother Dun   There was a time when all of Her was free; to dance, to weave, to dart, to dash, to smother and embrace; to carve to rip, to tear, to temper and create. When once She was both abundant and ferocious; ever giving and asking a little in return. Yet even then, inContinue reading “Mother Dun”

And I sold her and took my fee….

My Madonna I haled me a woman from the street,    Shameless, but, oh, so fair! I bade her sit in the model’s seat    And I painted her sitting there. I hid all trace of her heart unclean;    I painted a babe at her breast; I painted her as she might have been    If the WorstContinue reading “And I sold her and took my fee….”

September 25 – Madonna, Divine Shepherdess, Spain (1703)

  THE CONVERSION OF SHEEP When St Filian first came upon the sheep they stood with their Sumerian heads and stared him out, for it is a fact that though sheep are mentioned many times in the bible, it is always in a bad way. Follow me said St Filian, I have a new pathContinue reading “September 25 – Madonna, Divine Shepherdess, Spain (1703)”

September 24th – Our Lady of Ransom , Barcelona, Spain (Nuestra Señora de la Merced)

  “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” Revelation 12.1   Who is she that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army with banners?Continue reading “September 24th – Our Lady of Ransom , Barcelona, Spain (Nuestra Señora de la Merced)”

September 23rd – Our Lady of Valvenere, Spain

  The Year of the Tree * by Katherine Gallagher I carried a tree through the Underground. It was hard. At first, people scarcely noticed me and the oak I was lugging along the platforms – heavier than a suitcase and difficult to balance. We threaded through corridors, changing lines: up and down stairs, escalators, andContinue reading “September 23rd – Our Lady of Valvenere, Spain”

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