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Sun Sets on the Lake

Day#3 of the Poetry course Subject: skin, written using free verse An Elegy sun sets on the lake pour the red gold on to the polished skin of the bright mirror send it to the moon with my shadow set … Continue reading

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Heaven or Hell

A Shinto Temple somewhere in Japan A troubled samurai warrior stumbled out of the forest one day and walked up the steps of the temple to fall to his knees before the wise sage. ‘I humbly seek your help. I … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time #5

Freelance A term used to describe an individual offering their skills or services on their own behalf. The business world uses the English language as its vehicle for cross continental communications so most people are familiar with this title but … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time #4

A Red Herring In common use in the English language meaning something deliberately misleading. Why a herring  to illustrate this? Never given it much thought until now. This meanings lost in time feature is uncovering lots of things: They aren’t red … Continue reading

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Through the Port Hole of Mordog

Hound’s Teeth Terror rages at the hands of Islamic State intent on violence and victory as the soldiers observe the fleeing multitudes. Over in Europe, safe and secure with nothing to worry about, regular news flashes keep the viewers up … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time #3

Light Hearted A familiar expression used to describe someone with an easy nature, kind, interested in others rather than themselves and good. Light hearted people are honest, thoroughly good eggs with a pure heart. So why light hearted? Maybe these positive qualities … 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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Plop

lunar orbit moon landing on the mirror of the pond with a frog just beside for the One giant leap for mankind

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A Ball of String Theory

Lots of Long Words In younger days of letter writing until now (as an author), my imagination could (can) always be depended on to fire up. I often wondered where the fuel came from and then, during a period in my … 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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