Emotions

When he said, “I just want you to stay.” To do whatever it takes to keep me in you my arms. Stay with me even if times are challenging because I know you love me. I know that this is true.  Working on a Further Leave to Remain to stay here with you. The application process means hundreds of questions; lots of requirements; meeting every one. Submissions of different documents, photos and proofs; it’s really me; it is a true test of wills where the equation is patience, endurance and emotions.  Why does the truth require proof. I guess it … Continue reading Emotions

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River Einion

A Waterfall On the River Einion There, the Dyfi Furnace remains Where the waters once raced To a mill from the top With all its power Leading to this waterwheel Taking advantage of the powers Of this river From Cumbria via the Afon Dyfi Where charcoal was once produced Long ago from the local woodlands, Where iron ore once burned; But burns no more. The Dyfi Furnace is in the village of Furnace, Ceredigion, Wales, adjoining the A487 trunk road from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, near Eglwysfach. The furnace was built around 1755 was only used for about fifty years to … Continue reading River Einion

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Selcouth

Selcouth (adj). The Origin of the word is Old English. It means strange and uncommon; the way you see things when you travel.  Everything seems different and foreign, and that is a good thing.  We travel to seek out the things we don’t see every day.  This is a photo I took on the cliffs above Langland Bay in Wales.   And even though its close to our home, it seems every time we travel there; this is a place where there is always something new and beautiful and different to see.  I love that.  Continue reading Selcouth

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Words Rising

“We are bees then; our honey is language.” – Robert Bly WORDS RISING  I open my journal, write a few sounds with green ink, and suddenly fierceness enters me, stars begin to revolve, and to pick up alligator dust from under the ocean. The music comes, I feel the bushy tail of the Great Bear reach down and brush the sea floor. All those lives we lived in the sunlit shelves of the Dordogne, the thousand tunes we sang to the skeletons of Papua, the many times we died – wounded – under the cloak of an animal’s sniffing, all … Continue reading Words Rising

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Strength in Knowledge 

It is rare if you find someone who can completely turn your world around, but to find someone who loves the same things as you like traveling, exploring, music, culture and the arts and adventure; I think is even more rare.  We will tell each other things that we’ve never shared with another soul and together we will absorb everything. We will talk and actually you always want to hear more.  We will share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and listen to all life’s experiences that have been thrown us.  … Continue reading Strength in Knowledge 

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Aberaeron

Aberaeron Lobster Boat On Sunday, we drove West into the beautiful Aeron Valley. To Aberaeron, a harbour town much loved by the poet Dylan Thomas who lived there locally for a while. At the mouth of the Aeron River, is where we spent the afternoon. We dined at the Harbormaster; an historic listed building. Aberaeron was built on a level area between the mountains and the sea. A land  formed during the last ice-age 10,000 years ago. And in 1148 a castle was built there. It was a 12th century medieval fort on the sea-shore, near the village. Castell Cadwgan, … Continue reading Aberaeron

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Embraced

We just returned from Ireland.  What an incredible place. It’s old there. I felt like it had embraced me; us.  You know that part of you that makes you feel as if you belong there? It’s a special place; mystical I think.  Believe it or not, we stayed in places where there was no internet or television! We took the doggies with us; they loved it.  But today, for the first time, it feels like summer here in Swansea. Yesterday I think the temperature came nearer to 80° warmer than I’ve ever seen it here.  Everything is green there in … Continue reading Embraced

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars.   To earn you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house, that your eyes might be shining for me.  When we came, Death seemed my servant on the road, till we were near and saw you waiting:  When you smiled, and in sorrowful envy he outran me and took you apart: Into his quietness.  Love, the way-weary groped the body; our brief wage ours for the moment.  Before earth’s soft hand explored your shape, and the blind worms grew fat … Continue reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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