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 →
erasure / profile contemplation on the absence of an egg ≈ Now playing: Sarah Davachi – ‘At Hand’ from Let Night Come On Bells End The Day.
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 →
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 →
Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange. Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading →
Lost coordinates: Where untold stories bleed into images beyond words Where unheard sounds of the spectral field become entangled ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage ...
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 →
. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score We can only be onlookers Line of the long low swoop Ascending over the Forth Carried on song … Continue reading →
On the last day of 2017, the impossible textures of the sea . . A full moon emerges rises, observes . . Constant flux underfoot, new paths . Sustaining coastal energies, wind, sea spray changing colours of the tide Cloud and … Continue reading →
light / pool flood / line cascade / spill a strange gravity ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4
As if a breath freezes into veins of ice A sketch outlined on the silence of darkness From darkness an opening eye … Continue reading →
We were delighted to be asked to ‘dazzle’ a vessel to join an ever-expanding fleet of tiny peace boats, sailing throughout the world on people power. This Little Boat is an evolving project conceived and initiated by artist and teacher Kathryn … Continue reading →
Now playing: Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
Haar gothic Graveyard off limits No herald angels sing today ≈≈≈ Dunfermline Abbey 21.12.17 Now playing: Erik Satie (played by Philip Corner) – ‘The Gothic Dances’ from Satie Slowly
We are delighted that Billy Mills, poet, editor, and literary journalist has reviewed Language of Objects and included it in his top ten books of the year. The review can be read here Thanks Billy! Billy also runs hardPressed poetry press … Continue reading →
I’ve had a few requests to share the talk I gave at The Unseelie Court event organised by Folk Horror Revival in October. So here it is: We’ll come back to that guy on the slide later. I’m guessing … Continue reading →
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 →
Another Green World Concrete dreams of Catterline (Found Art – after Eardley) . After the fall Small increments in green ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eno – ‘In Dark Trees’ from Another Gree...
I think that light makes material space … light is really the primary form of our habitation and makes surfaces come to life. The surface holds what we project into it. It is an active site of exchange between subject … Continue reading →
score of silence with grace notes ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eva-Maria Houben – Piano Music (performed by R. Andrew Lee).