"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Posts tagged “Leonard Cohen

Taking My Bearings

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Photograph taken by my son in Bluff, as he showed me some of New Zealand’s great beauty. I also took a picture of this landmark signpost – but to my chagrin, his was much better!


Caught On A Wire

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Like a bird on the wire,

like a drunk in a midnight choir

I have tried in my way to be free.

Like a baby, stillborn,

like a beast with his horn

I have torn everyone who reached out for me.

( From “Bird On The Wire” by Leonard Cohen)

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Photographs of a discarded snake-skin & plastic bag caught upon the razor and barbed-wire, that surround our local Naval base.