For the Potato

I told my parents you won’t be having any potatoes when you come over, you say  as I swallow peanuts one half at a time over the phone. You say things like that sometimes  not knowing how I banged my head when I tipped the scale last summer and lied about it after.

Middlemarch Moments

Book reviews (kind of), no spoilers. WRITINGWRITERWRITTENMrs DallowayVirginia Woolf1925Contes de la BécasseGuy de Maupassant1883Poems selected by Ted HughsEmily Dickinson1859-1885Middlemarch George Eliot1870-71Books I read in December 2020 Mrs Dalloway “Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame” Virginia Woolf The constant tunnelling pre-war to Bourton and the happiness that was makes me think of my … Continue reading Middlemarch Moments

Love is Latin

The origin of Man is SheWho with her lovely feetBreathed life into our veins and nervesAnd made our limbs completeShe says her Love is Latin—And she believes in Love When minds are gripped with fire and flameAnd ancient towers fallenA shepherd in a land of yoreYields all to its callingHe says his Love is Latin—And … Continue reading Love is Latin

St Nicolas of the Fields Extracts from 'St Nicolas of the Fields' Saint Nicolas is gone and his rural flock departed.Saint Nicolas of the Pastures watches civil discordSaint Nicolas of the Meadow drowns in urban illnessUnrest with which Parliament propagated dutyIn those ignorant of the executive and of their scheming.I will sing of a young boy lost in a … Continue reading St Nicolas of the Fields