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Give Me Vision

after the tide receded he sometimes took my hand to lead me to the wet shore where the stranded sea-life lay too late to escape with the sea but hidden – o – I was small and he was old … Continue reading

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Spinning Gene Pools

In nature’s mould in seething seas in orbits set by fine degrees describing circles wide and high Its course through black eternal sky a measurement of prophesies ||| With effortless revolving ease  the fulcrum spins with energies to fabricate and … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time #6

Two meanings this week #1 – Hands Down (as in ‘I won hands down.’) There is a good chance that this saying traveled to India with the imposition of the British Raj and their love of horse racing. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time #2

Idioms and sayings. “Cat got your tongue?” This is a curious saying now disappearing from common use. Posed as a query to someone faltering on a reply to a pointed question or accusation. It’s old – dating back thousands of … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time

Idioms and Sayings This is a pilot for a weekly feature on the above as an interesting aspect of the English language. English is the standard means of expression here but lots of bloggers are dealing with a second language so … Continue reading

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