Tag Archives: Literature

The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy

The subject matter has woven its way into our collective consciousness, but it has perhaps never been so beautifully described as in this poem by the current poet laureate (and the first woman to hold the post), Carol Ann Duffy. … Continue reading

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Shine On Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Constance Chatterley, the heroine of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, is alive and well in the 21st century. She addresses you now. The novel was first published in Italy, but its explicit descriptions of sex banned it from … Continue reading

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Tsunami: One Small Statistic (Original short story)

I wrote this a few years ago in the wake of the tsunami in Thailand. I was extremely moved by the event, and it seems appropriate to post the story now in light of recent events in Japan – my … Continue reading

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A Slice of Dickens’ Wit

The following passage may seem a little at odds in a blog devoted to beauty, but it has always been one of my favourite humorous excerpts from Dickens’ delightful David Copperfield, first published in 1850. The hero of the semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House (Original short film)

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Lover

Lover! Lover! burning bright Beneath the covers of the night Caress with fiery hand and eye Two forms conjoined in symmetry. (Original poem, after Blake)

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Boats at Ullswater, Lake District

This gentle scene greeted me during a walk around Ullswater in the Lake District. This lake is not as famous as Windermere and therefore less spoilt by the ceaseless tread of tourists.  Here remains an essence of the same tranquility … Continue reading

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“Tear our pleasures with rough strife”

For many modern men, the act of wooing a woman is as elusive as holding a wisp of incense in the palm of one’s hand. They struggle through awkward chat up lines, their advances usually met with either hilarity or … Continue reading

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Whisper

He leans in to me I feel his nose nuzzle into my hair The warm moisture of his breath on my neck His lips press my ear I melt into him As he whispers Of love Of beauty Of pleasure

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The Last Syllable (Original short film)

I am passionate about, though relatively new to, film-making. While the sentiment of this soliloquy from Act 5, Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is rather depressing, the words and imagery used to express it are extremely beautiful.

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