12 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Back to the Forest of Spectral Trees

  they came to stand and listen a hushed communion old gods. new gods.     uncanny colours, shapes and forms the strange, disorienting world of the wild wood     listening station (listen in) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Harmonia & Eno … Continue reading →

24 May 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading →

05 Apr 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading →

31 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Spaces of Silence

1876 ≈ Out of the silence of centuries, discrete words will, one day, surface for us … Edmond Jabès     text without words     unheard conversation     solitaire (listening to the light)     setting sun reflects … Continue reading →

01 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

A Familiar World Made Strange

All tracks,  footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading →

29 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

At around 4.00pm, 25.11.17

Not any special tree. Just a tree and tidal sky, ebbing to gelid darkness. The last wave breaking of a November day. One final incandescent breath. A path lit – for the moment. To retreat or proceed? Always the same … Continue reading →

02 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

Interstice

  For a moment           hold an          interstice         of the      gloaming    ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eleh – ‘Measuring the Immeasurable’ from Radiant Intervals I.