Art is a living animal.

There is a lot to celebrate at Lughnasadh, and today a delightful delivery arrived. ‘Fur, Feather, Pen’ features writing and photographs from James Anthony, Neil Bronsan, Paul Buttimer, Barbara Derbyshire, Priscilla Donovan, Nicki Griffin, Jenny Horgan, Matt Moloney, Jamie O’Halloran, and myself. There was no endless form-filling or adminstration mountains to climb and repeat in…… Continue reading Art is a living animal.

‘Restored’. A tribute to the human spirit.

LISTEN TO THE POEM: RESTORED It’s no secret They failed to silence you Even as you struggled with mud-caked wings For you were cherished by silver birch And carried by the wind. Honeybees sought the song in your throat When dawn was a hoarse whisper The sun bestowed its morning dew And clover willed your…… Continue reading ‘Restored’. A tribute to the human spirit.

Shoes and starlings

A short story by Kathryn Crowley. Photo by Ben Sharples Shoes and starlings A roar emerged from Sabirah's throat as she hurled a shoe through the air with all of her might.  She had stood up too quickly and a dizzying rush to the head made her unsteady, so she reached out with one hand… Continue reading Shoes and starlings

A short story by Kathryn Crowley. Photo by Ben Sharples Shoes and starlings A roar emerged from Sabirah’s throat as she hurled a shoe through the air with all of her might.  She had stood up too quickly and a dizzying rush to the head made her unsteady, so she reached out with one hand…… Continue reading Shoes and starlings

Loving colour on the cusp of Summer

SUNRISE SERENADE This morning, not long after sunrise, I took a photo of my latest artwork on the grass outside while listening to birdsong. Bliss! This piece was stARTed in 2020. I stopped working on it for a while to prepare for ‘Solas’ (my Imbolc exhibition of photography and poetry), then finally completed it lately.…… Continue reading Loving colour on the cusp of Summer