The Skylight

May 27th, 2017 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , ,

You were the one for skylights, I opposed Cutting into the seasoned tongue-and-groove Of pitch pine. I liked it low and closed, Its claustrophobic, nest-up-in-the-roof Effect. I liked the snuff-dry feeling, The perfect, trunk-lid fit of the old ceiling. Under there, it was all hutch and hatch. The blue slates kept the heat like midnight […]

Wer nicht mehr liebt und nicht mehr irrt,
der lasse sich begraben.

If you no longer love and no longer err,
best let yourself be buried.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

. . . beyond hardship, wrong, tyranny, distress,
beyond misery, despair, hatred, treachery,
beyond guilt and defilement; watchful,
heroic, the Cuillin is seen
rising on the other side of sorrow

Sorley MacLean

Barbara

February 15th, 2017 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , ,

Barbara Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour-là Et tu marchais souriante Épanouie ravie ruisselante Sous la pluie Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest Et je t’ai croisée rue de Siam Tu souriais Et moi je souriais de même Rappelle-toi Barbara Toi que je ne connaissais pas Toi qui ne […]

Sit at your desk for three hours each morning. Don't allow yourself to read, answer phone calls, tidy up, or anything else. You sit there. If you are not writing, you still sit there.
Eventually, you will write.

Flannery O’Connor

Scotland will be free when the last Church of Scotland minister is strangled by the last copy of the Sunday Post.

Tom Nairn

Some people

December 24th, 2016 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , ,

Some people know what it’s like,to be called a cunt in front of their children to be short for the rent to be short for the light to be short for school books to wait in Community Welfare waiting-rooms full of smoke to wait two years to have a tooth looked at to wait another […]

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral

Paulo Freire