Archive for: May, 2014

Uncategorized May 31, 2014

FROM BRADFORD TO A SMALLER SPLASH

I paint my own places best; painting is with me but another word for feeling, and I associate my ‘careless boyhood’ with all that lies on the banks of the Stour. Those scenes made me a painter and I am grateful – that is, I had often thought of pictures of them before ever I touched

Uncategorized May 2, 2014

MAY DAY IN WEST BOWLING

Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.  Pablo Neruda  In celebration of May Day, a short excerpt from Slim Chances:

Uncategorized May 1, 2014

MAY DAY, NW6

Still grows the vivacious lilac a generation after the door and lintel and the sill are gone, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring, to be plucked by the musing traveller; planted and tended once by children’s hands, in front-yard plots, – now standing by wall-sides in retired pastures, and giving place to new-rising forests; the last