Monthly Archives: February 2015

Out of my Head and into the Garden

We hit a milestone this week. when I went out this morning it was light for the first time, and although it is cold and wet, and was seriously icy this morning, this is the week that gardening finally got outside. I’ve done a bit of clearing, and weeded the world’s smallest knot garden. Nothing… Read More »

Poems in The Stare’s Nest

The Stare’s Nest is a blog started by Judi Sutherland over a year ago, to provide a place where poetry can engage with modern life. Since then, many powerful, beautiful and intriguing poems have passed through its portals, and I’m honoured, and very grateful, that today, two of mine have joined them. You can find… Read More »

Between Duende and Zen

I’ve been thinking a lot about duende lately. It’s been on the edges of my consciousness since I started thinking about folk music while writing the Eurydice Rising Sequence (which seems a long time ago now). I was looking at traditional forms, the sean nos of Ireland, and the ‘traditional style’ of Scots Gaelic, and… Read More »