A Review of ‘Thin Places’

‘Thin Places’ by Kerri ni Dochartaigh weaves the troubled political history of Derry with the personal life of the author…

A Picture of Wind

The wind is ca’ing ootside strewing leaves aboot, thunderin agin cauld stane n’ whistlin doon lums moanin an lowin lik…

Psychogeography

Mountain Storm The sun is sliding behind a mountain gilding its edges in gold and turning valleys into creeping blacks.…

Remembering Trees

Reading the following essay, penned in March 2020, I was glad to find it better than I remembered (I had…

Spaces

I prefer silence to noise, wild places to cities. I choose minimal before clutter and haikus over poetry. I like…

Can Wild Places Heal Us?

Can Wild Places Heal Us? A question for The John Byrne Award 2020. Walking in the hills of wild places…

Gardening

Garden (A Word Picture) Behind a stone wall and a wooden gate is a garden.In spring it bursts into luscious…

Mountain Haiku in Blue

A small hand stitched book about mountains, haikus and the colour blue. To buy this book visit my online shop…

Bluettes

Blue Things I like: 1. The sky on a sunny day 2. Bluebells, Forget-me-nots and Comfrey flowers 3. The sea…

Dubh Abhainn

Meetings, Greetings Sunlight foils the sea in silverWarm scones comfort visitors in modern tearooms Daffodils wave gently to the passing…

Lumsden Haiku

Cloud lines on string Cut out hills leave space In a blue blanket On this spring morning Nature has a…

Deep Mapping

I have started mapping through various scales and time with writing as a descriptor and director of various aspects of…