Month: March 2019

Two songs of loss

By: | Post date: March 20, 2019 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Greece, Music, Personal

I have had occasion to think, in recent times, on two songs of loss. I’ve cried to them before the loss, and I’ve thought of them ruefully after the loss, when I had no tears left. I will analyse them and discourse on them in The Other Place; and I’ll have fun doing it; and […]

The Age of Iron

By: | Post date: March 13, 2019 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Poetry

Silence is golden. Gold peals where you walk, intuited and whole, in silent clamour. It slips beside its own: no need for talk, no weighing down with words. Mere joy and glamour. Not so with us. This river’s dammed with rock, and damned with talk, pleading aloud for grammar. The age of iron follows gold. […]

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