Category Archives: British History

Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ennui :- June 24,2016

On the retro-style barstools along the windows, millenials garbed in their faux-assemblage of the hat,faded cargo pants and designer leather sit staring at their i-phones or just gazing out into the drizzling rain, holding large artisanal coffee cups between their … Continue reading

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Ancient Voices

Sublime exquisite, their expression, their emotion, their surreal evocation of an Age long since past, beyond memory: Revived, to seduce transfix in the Here, the for Now everlasting Here, Connecting nigh on five centuries how vibrant, mysterious,transparent cogent the notation … Continue reading

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Te Deum laudamus :- mmxvi

That the Lord hath spared His disputatious people the rod of Babylon and the ire of Egypt; He hath shown His people a mercy none deserved to be shown; For He alone hath revived that exiled branch of Is-ra-el long … Continue reading

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The Prisoner

The difference between a prison cell and an open meadow on a bright Summer’s day is, all the pain all the exhaustion all the waiting all the longing all the desire all the determination all the suffering all the endurance, … Continue reading

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The Skies Above Kent, 1940

Who shall make manifest again the courage of Lionheart? who will make their way to the cockpit of the Hurricane? who shall glance upward at adversarial skies abuzz with intruders and not blanch? A radio’s circumspect utterance that there might … Continue reading

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Empires Falling

Forever falling falling into the far below , far far below where the embers glow ; Falling from grace grace and favour favour ,renown and that glory they once grasped made their own , adorning it with their songs and … Continue reading

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