Creative Writing

Setting Foot on Iona

O waters of Iona crisp and pure! O snowy sands from some Ægean shore! Whisper to me now and end the yearning Of a thousand years of pious learning. What sweet melodies await us after We are lain in earth, what joys, what laughter? A waking dream! We know not when we sleep, Tomorrow’s dead […]

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Creative Writing

The Husband

The bachelors deride the husband’s life, And say he’s bullied daily by his wife, Then in the club they meet their friends to moan That matriarchal women rule the home. “A single man is only ever half A man,” the husband warns the men. They laugh As their reply, the happy husband spurn, And to […]

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Creative Writing

The War To Come

In young forgotten hearts the flames ignite Beyond the dusk they see the war to come; They do not fear the terrors of the night So distant from the Lord are those that write, Abiding by his throne the deeds unsung In young forgotten hearts the flames ignite The preacher and the charlatan excite More […]

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Creative Writing, Culture

Anarchist Alone

PROTEST LIFE is temporary DREAMS are forever Ivy admired the mural and strode through the underpass against the autumn chill. “The most poignant philosophy of our age is to be found on the walls of the underpass,” she rehearsed. With burning hands she slid her phone out of her bag and threw her hair back […]

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Creative Writing

Tale I

The voice, it drifts from mouth to mouth. Lungs swell, numbing tongues that can’t stop, unable to brace themselves for the wind that blows over the upright, once-tight lips. Now open, out it comes, the wind, the Voice, and these streams pool together and gather, kicking up dust in the countryside, pushing boulders off ocean […]

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Creative Writing

The Allegorical Nature of Things

One curious butterfly, with wings slashed and scalloped like a mediæval doublet, had a blue eye painted at the corner of either under-wing. The eyes were almost perfect in design; the blue iris had a limpid clearness; the pupil was naturally traversed by a delicate gleam of light. It was painting — Nature painting with […]

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