Category Archives: Observation

Spaces of Silence

1876 ≈ Out of the silence of centuries, discrete words will, one day, surface for us … Edmond Jabès     text without words     unheard conversation     solitaire (listening to the light)     setting sun reflects … Continue reading

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Through the White World

Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange.  Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading

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Lost Coordinates II

  Lost coordinates: Where untold stories         bleed into images            beyond words   Where unheard sounds of the spectral field           become entangled   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage

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A Familiar World Made Strange

All tracks,  footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading

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The City Speaks

  Aerated Waters Marchmont, Edinburgh     P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v … Continue reading

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Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading

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We Can Only Be Onlookers

. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score   We can only be onlookers   Line of the long low swoop   Ascending   over the Forth   Carried   on song   … Continue reading

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Impossible Textures of the Sea / Light Fizzles

On the last day of 2017, the impossible textures of the sea . . A full moon emerges rises, observes . . Constant flux underfoot, new paths .   Sustaining coastal energies, wind, sea spray changing colours of the tide     Cloud and … Continue reading

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Strange Gravity

  light / pool flood / line cascade / spill      a strange gravity   ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4

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‘In Darkness Let Me Dwell’ – (After Dowland)

  As if a breath freezes into veins of ice   A sketch outlined on the silence of darkness     From darkness an opening          eye                       … Continue reading

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