Last night I dreamt of Toads singing in the Moonlight…

Last night I dreamt of toads.. 3 to be exact… all different colours… A medium sized black one, a large Orange one and a smaller brown one.  They sat on my bedroom windowsill and sang to me bathed in full moonlight… It was quite beautiful. I could [ and maybe will] write about the magicalContinue reading “Last night I dreamt of Toads singing in the Moonlight…”

Heads you Win… more on the Feast Day of St John the Baptist

Salome by Carol Ann Duffy I’d done it before (and doubtless I’ll do it again, sooner or later) woke up with a head on the pillow beside me – whose? – what did it matter? Good-looking, of course, dark hair, rather matted; the reddish beard several shades lighter; with very deep lines around the eyes,Continue reading “Heads you Win… more on the Feast Day of St John the Baptist”

24th June – The Feast day of Saint John The Baptist…

Salome’s name in Hebrew is Shalomit, [ or Shalom] which means ‘peace’. Ah! thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan. Well! I will kiss it now. I will bite it with my teeth as one bites a ripe fruit. Yes, I will kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan. I said it; did I notContinue reading “24th June – The Feast day of Saint John The Baptist…”

The ardent sun, from his long night of cloud….

  ‘The ardent sun, from his long night of cloud, Triumphantly arose–again to urge, Through heaven’s clear depths, above a smiling world, His dazzling car of fire, and lightning steeds.’ **     All Photographs © Shullie H Porter 2018 unless otherwise stated. ** The Fall Of Nineveh. Book The Twenty-Sixth by Edwin Atherstone 

When I have fears that I may cease to be  

  Sometimes you just have to listen, despite lots of things to do .. even if you have a to-do list as long as your arm – well maybe longer, I’ve only got short arms,  oh, and even if you have a deadline to meet –  sometimes, you have to listen to that inner voice. Continue reading “When I have fears that I may cease to be  “

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