Archive for April, 2010

In Just Spring

April 24, 2010

If there was ever a poet that held a monopoly on Spring poems it is must be e.e.cummings. When I started to think about descriptions of this joyous season half a dozen poems suddenly sprung unbidden into my mind. My favourite can be read here. Spring is like a perhaps hand (which comes out of Nowhere) . . .

Sheila Hicks 'Kilometre 177' - work in progress




Eastertide, Simnel Cake and a Sense of Place

April 5, 2010

Today is Easter Monday, and as the greeting goes at Wakefield Cathedral just 300 yards from my studio, Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! Although I no longer celebrate Easter I find it hard to ignore its presence in the life of my family or in the vivid memories of past Easters spent at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcester.

The chapel by Pugin at Stanbrook Abbey