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He stumbled home from Clifden fair With drunken song, and cheeks aglow. Yet there was something in his air That told of kingship long ago. I sighed — and inly cried With grief that one so high should fall so … Continue reading
A second great deluge this afternoon. The roof must be well washed clean by now, so next time I shall start filling my water bottles. I have well over a dozen 4 litre bottles that originally contained “distilled” water for … Continue reading
5 years ago, in another country, I wrote about the cost and extortionate profits of bottled water. I still feel the same about it, though I have tempered my opinion with the practical reality of living in a desert environment … Continue reading
Lay me low Lay me low Lay me low Where no one can see me Where no one can find me Where no one can hurt me. Trad. Arr. HOME by Warsan Shire no one leaves home unless home is … Continue reading
This week marks the anniversary of my application for the position I now hold, and which I took up in November last year. How time flies. I remember as a child hearing the expression “where does time go?” And spending … Continue reading
When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutored youth, Unlearnèd in the world’s false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me … Continue reading