a sort of masterpiece.

  in an oaked corner of wild field, unzipped, I spilled into a belfast sink at the foot of the fort on Old Rothbury hill, a less than generous piss without thinking -   a skein of hinny spittle and skinny sheep disease, stagnant spring rain, latticed silver wings, windfall twigs and orange leaves and, beneath this scum … Continue reading a sort of masterpiece.

Liam & Stan & Oliver.

The wind picked up & the air became wet & in-between trying to light the cigarette, the boy, turning this way & that, trying to catch the flame, started on some convoluted tale about how he had lost his girlfriend, got thrown out of his flat, & about how someone had stolen his hair clippers. … Continue reading Liam & Stan & Oliver.

Five Miles of Lambley.

Lambley Viaduct Grid Ref: NY675584.   Nine elegant stone arches span the South Tyne just north of Lambley. The viaduct, designed by Sir George Barclay Bruce and built in 1852, rises above great firs and granite boulders on the steep banks and stretches 850 feet across the quiet river. It stands at 108 feet and originally … Continue reading Five Miles of Lambley.

Pond Wader.

birmingham hummingbird - (alabaman breeze): night-flyer.   The reeve of the ruff is a pond wader.   sky/w/riter.       John Gordon (1890-1974): editor-in-chief of the Sunday Express, 1928-1952. 'As a junior reporter he took carrier pigeons to football games to ensure the results were reported quickly. (Gordon) introduced the first crossword puzzles and features on … Continue reading Pond Wader.

Five Miles of Rothbury.

March 14th 2019. lunch boxes. Spanish Ian: nothing ("I'm still on spanish time"). Raymond: un-iced fruitcake. sweet, black tea (buddhist). Malcolm: a cranston sausage. Mike: coronation chicken sandwich, blueberry yoghurt, roses' country fudge. Nick: scotch egg, cranston sausage (courtesy of Malcolm), stilton sandwich, tea.