Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Once Upon A Time…

…there was an old man who lived deep in a dark forest. He used to live in the small settlement outside the trees in the fresh air and the dancing sunlight, but he had neither hearing nor speech and the others ridiculed him or wilfully

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Time Stands Still

There will come a day, A time, an hour, When not a single stone, That stands here now, Will be left atop another. There will come a time, When the work of man is lost, Forgotten to the memory of all, And everything we’ve fought

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Why Why Not?

She rushes on ahead of him, the way she always does. “Come on, it’s up here!” She says. He half-jogs to keep up. As he goes, he counts off bricks by pointing, and then reaches out and touches every fifth one along. He has done

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A Far Green Place

It was always the shoes that Gilly would look at first. She wasn’t unfriendly by any means, but whenever someone new, keeper or zoo visitor, approached her enclosure, she would without fail examine their footwear before deciding whether to acknowledge or engage them. It was

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Pass Another Banana, Darling

I have a great deal on my mind today. The others are very noisy and it helps me to come over to the glass sometimes and hunker down to think some thoughts. It’s true that it’s very busy on the other side but I can’t