Monthly Archives: February 2012

Testimonial

Back when the earth was new and heaven just a whisper, back when the names of things hadn’t had time to stick; back when the smallest breezes melted summer into autumn, when all the poplars quivered sweetly in rank and … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 51

* verisimilitude There was a lot of to and fro’ing around this post. How much to write and how long to write it for? What to say and what to hold back? Could I get away with a curt “Hell … Continue reading

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Lines Composed on the Body Politic: An Accounting

Elizabeth, The Lodge at Woodstock – 1554. Less than the charting of each dawn’s resolutions, less than each evening’s trickle of doubt, less than a crown’s weight in silver, a diamond’s scratch against glass, less than the touted ill luck … Continue reading

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Beyond Even This

Who would have thought the afterlife would look so much like Ohio? A small town place, thickly settled among deciduous trees. I lived for what seemed a very short time. Several things did not work out. Casually almost, I became … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 50

For the last decade I’ve sailed on blissfully unaware of The Mountain Goats. The scarey thing is if it weren’t for the clatter & spin of chance, I could have gone the rest of my life completely unaware of the … Continue reading

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As I Walked Out One Evening

As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: ‘Love has no … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 49

If you were to ask me straight up; “Brett, Why the glum face chump? Why the pre-occupation with all those melancholy dirges? – Death, loss, growing old?” I’d take issue with you. I’d tell you, you’re wrong and point you … Continue reading

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