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Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

  A wintery poem by Louis MacNeice. Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly collateral and incompatible: World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and… Continue reading Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

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Quote of the Week – G K Chesterton

  Here is the first of the Christmas quotes from A Child of the Snows by G K Chesterton. Never we know but in sleet and in snow, The place where the great fires are, That in the midst of the earth is a raging mirth And the heart of the earth is a star.… Continue reading Quote of the Week – G K Chesterton

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Dreary days, December desks

After a fine run of warm, sunny autumn days, it seems we have turned a corner and yesterday was dark and dank without respite. A day for hunkering down with steaming mugs of tea, for switching on the lamp to provide a pool of light on the desk, for typing and typing (trying to improve… Continue reading Dreary days, December desks