Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wet Pebble

The beach pebble lies on the glinting granitic sand, a dull brown red speckled with pink, until a ripple submerges it. Suddenly the piece of rock becomes a vibrant speckled breast of shingle, almost ready to take wings and leap into flight.

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Warehouse

The warehouse doors opening into the void of the yard at all levels create a blue painted mosaic across the granite walls. The pattern is not quite ordered, as if it has a message that I can view but not understand.

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Stone Writing

I find the text on a paving slab on the footpath and I stare at it. The sharpness of the carving once accentuated each letter, but they are beginning to soften with wear. I want to bend down and pass … Continue reading

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Cold

As soon as I exit, the cold tenses all the muscles in my face and I feel the skin tauten. Although the shock is painful, it is a refreshing stimulation and not unpleasant. There is a peculiar pungent scent to this … Continue reading

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Cabbage Tree

There is a cabbage tree in the gardens between the road and the balcony. Bundled leaves spike from the ends of the branches, stiff but still flexing in the wind. Although I am on the far side of the planet from my home, … Continue reading

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Traffic

There is a regular rhythm to the traffic outside the window, like a very slow pulse pumping around the organism of the town. Sometimes I recognise the same vehicle at a particular time and wonder if they are friendly. The … Continue reading

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