24 May 2013

24/05/13


The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom. 

23 May 2013

23/05/13

© Jeff Clark

20 May 2013

20/05/13

This image of a Barnardo Boy pulling a plow an a farm near Russell was used on a 
Canada Post stamp commemorating the Home Children. (LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA)

19 May 2013

19/05/13

Kaieteur Falls
© madmack

18 May 2013

18/05/13






Here among long-discarded cassocks,
Damp stools, and half-split open hassocks,
Here where the vicar never looks
I nibble through old service books.
Lean and alone I spend my days
Behind this Church of England baize.
I share my dark forgotten room
With two oil-lamps and half a broom.
The cleaner never bothers me,
So here I eat my frugal tea.
My bread is sawdust mixed with straw;
My jam is polish for the floor...


- Diary of a Church Mouse, John Betjeman



15 May 2013

15th May 2013




in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and

         the

                  goat-footed

balloonMan          whistles
far
and
wee

- e.e. cummings

14 May 2013

14/05/13

From The Fab Web

13 May 2013

13/05/13

Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, 1914

10 May 2013

10/05/13


Remembering Leni

"night and the blessing of the goddess walk protectively with you".

01 May 2013

01/05/2013

Happy May Day!