Settle/Smelt Iron, Star & Prism

Fragile, frozen-fevered breath I drew the room’s aroma in and out and in and all around this shell the world contracts, begin again.   I patch the cracks & map her continent across the ceiling. And there, I trace the shadow hours’ passing.   We explore imagined regions with thumbs and gummy fingers, rabbit heads … Continue reading Settle/Smelt Iron, Star & Prism

Five Miles of Wooler Common.

Grid Reference: NT977272 The ascent of Humbleton to the Iron Age hillfort. The Battle of Humbleton September 14 1420.       The sky is bigger, better, here. It settles in the treetops - sketches distant pencil lines from left to right. Such detail.     Black-face sheep, blue numbered, vast & herded. Sheets of … Continue reading Five Miles of Wooler Common.

Five Miles of Harbottle.

All Hallows' Eve. Harbottle is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. 10 miles (16 km) south-east of the Scottish border, in the southeastern part of the Cheviot Hills.9 miles northwest of Rothbury. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle (12th century. Grid ref: NT93234796) built by order of Henry II. The site, once … Continue reading Five Miles of Harbottle.

Five Miles of Haltwhistle.

24/10/18 OS grid ref: NY 7083 6412 Haltwhistle is a small town and parish in northwest Northumberland. It lies 10 miles east of Brampton and has a population of 3,800. Early forms of the name are Hautwesel (1240), Hautwysel (1254), Hawtewysill (1279), Hautwysell (1381), Haltwesell (Speede/ 1610). The second part '-twistle' relates to two streams … Continue reading Five Miles of Haltwhistle.