I walk in a borrowed self,
a drift of mist
left from a smoking lake.

Even when I sit still as a dead wind,
the sun still eats me.
My skin turns back to sea-foam
peeling away from a loaned skin.

With luck the melt is slow,
the thinning of a stone
or the thinning of love
to its weary core:
that hoard guarded
as if the last few seeds.

Zona Teti, “Joan Outside,” Mississippi Review (vol. 19, no. 3, 1991)

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Looe by Serena
I Love Looe, Its my favourite little village in Cornwall :)
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Looe by Serena

I Love Looe, Its my favourite little village in Cornwall :)

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On finding their imaginary home whilst walking West from Lamorna in Cornwall

"The walls seemed to grow out of the ground, great rocks fingering up the sides until they met the man placed stones, rough faced granite slabs bound together by clay. Once upon a time, it appeared to us, there might have been upstairs rooms and perhaps a roof of thatch; but now the roof was an uncouth corrugated iron jagged with holes, tilting so steeply that it resembled a man’s cap pulled over his eyes; and prodding defiantly into the sky above it, as if ashamed of being associated with such ugliness, was a massive lichen-covered chimney."

from Derek and Jean Tangye’s “A Gull on the Roof”, written about the ruined cottage called Minack, which they made their lifelong home. 

Ronald Rutherford (British, 1913 - ?), Suffolk River, 1950’s, oil on canvas

Ronald Rutherford (British, 1913 - ?), Suffolk River, 1950’s, oil on canvas

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Some of the Little Tim illustrations by the wonderful Edward Ardizzone :-)

Cromer Pier by Sarah McMenemy

Cromer Pier by Sarah McMenemy

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View from the deck of the Kalmar Nyckel in P-Town as I drank my morning coffee.

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View from the deck of the Kalmar Nyckel in P-Town as I drank my morning coffee.

Rain Shower Over Scotland 

Rain Shower Over Scotland 

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Curlew over Brodgar, Orkney 2012
Really very happy to be saying that we’ll be returning to Orkney for the first time in 2014 at the beginning of September. Sometimes I feel so “homesick” for this place; most of the time in fact. :-)

Curlew over Brodgar, Orkney 2012

Really very happy to be saying that we’ll be returning to Orkney for the first time in 2014 at the beginning of September. Sometimes I feel so “homesick” for this place; most of the time in fact. :-)

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