Monthly Archives: December 2011

Old and New

My  children grew up with the Narnia books of C.S. Lewis. I was  reading an anthology of his writings today (‘The Business of Heaven’, edited by Walter Hooper, Fount Paperbacks, 1984) which gives day-by-day extracts from his works.  I found … Continue reading

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After the War

It’s a very small world that I record: geographically that is. I’m back in Waitrose car park. Mrs L and I were there on the day after St Stephen’s Day – St John the Evangelist’s Day – and there we watched  … Continue reading

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St Stephen’s Day

A blessed, merry and healing Christmas season to all.

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Winter Heliotrope

We’re on the edge here, we old people. The sea is all around us; it has been all our lives. Close, a few paces away. In the harbour tonight it is a dark, infinite presence. At other times it glows, light … Continue reading

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Sea Shore and Sacraments

There’s a church on the sea front. It must, literally, be a landmark for the fishermen and for the china clay ships approaching the harbour – which nestles beneath a red cliff where the estuary reaches the open sea.  It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry and Motion

It’s a moment I’m reliving – at this moment. Actually it’s from yesterday. The skies east of our ancient university city are heavy and grey. There’s a fierce wind. Mrs Llew and I are driving up a steep narrow road … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows (Revised)

Just now the library is full of light. It’s a reference library. As I  look back this place was always in a half light. The titles of the books were barely discernable. It was near my school. Great varnished tables.  … Continue reading

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