The girl who went her own way.

She was not good at listening to advice. Not good at being told what to do, so contrary. She laughed when they told her to stay away from the woods, from the bears who made their home there. The bears that would blunder out from the undergrowth, their claws so sharp, their jaws so strong.Continue reading “The girl who went her own way.”

Deirdre’s Lament

Originally posted on Opus 61:
Do you remember how I dreamed of this?On the shores of Loch Ness, in the days of our blissI dreamed of a dove with mead in its mouthPursued by a hawk, red with blood from the southAnd now you lie beautiful down in your graveBetween your two brothers, whom you couldn’t…

The World of Dr Seuss

  This slideshow features some gorgeous art from the hugely talented and, in my opinion, little appreciated Dr Seuss. Really, I know his work is still in demand and all but how often do we pause to think of him as the gifted and surprising artist he was? I always adored his books and theContinue reading “The World of Dr Seuss”

Talking heads.

      A cephalophore (from the Greek for “head-carrier”) is a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been martyred by beheading. In Dante‘s Divine Comedy (Canto 28) the poet meets the spectre of the troubadour Bertrand de Born in the eighth circle of the Inferno, carrying his severed head inContinue reading “Talking heads.”

Take a ride in my Time Machine.

Today’s post can take you back in time. No kidding. It is a time-travelling vehicle to take you back to what some might describe as a more innocent time. I’m not convinced it was necessarily innocent but the commercials back then were more fun than the majority of today’s slick and strategic offerings, and IContinue reading “Take a ride in my Time Machine.”