Fence Walker

walk along snow-dusted fence lines, lit by the fading light * and find peace amidst the shadows, in the embrace of the Winter’s chill * for now is the time of dreaming, as night begins its descent * and now is the time for planning, as we wait the renewals of Spring * so walk … More Fence Walker


Silenced It seemed an age since music had last filled Abigail’s home. The piano remained covered: its melodies smothered by leather; its keyboard untouched. But it hadn’t always been so. Once, joyous refrains had resonated throughout the building. Music had been her life. Her passion. And Robert’s, too. Their skillful playing had filled concert halls around the globe. Their life together … More Silenced

Saturday Songsters – Tori Amos

It’s  Saturday and so time for another Saturday Songster post. This week’s track is ‘Winter’ by Tori Amos. Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer who came to fame in the early 1990s with the release of her first album, ‘Little Earthquakes’. Since then she has released thirteen further studio albums plus numerous compilations … More Saturday Songsters – Tori Amos

Saturday Songsters – Suzanne Vega

It’s  Saturday and so time for another Saturday Songster post. This week’s track is ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega. Suzanne Vega is an American singer-songwriter who began her career in the 1980s, influenced by the poetic lyrics of musicians such as Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan. She’s since released eight studio albums. The song ‘Luka’ is … More Saturday Songsters – Suzanne Vega

Saturday Songsters on a Sunday – Leonard Cohen

With yesterday being the sixth of the month – and so taken by my post for the monthly Six on the Sixth challenge – my Saturday Songsters post was delayed until today. This week’s track is ‘Suzanne’ by the Canadian singer-songwriter, Leonard Cohen. I first heard Leonard Cohen’s music in my early teens when my … More Saturday Songsters on a Sunday – Leonard Cohen

The Sound of Drums

This post is for the Miniature Writing Challenge run by An Artist At Heart. This challenge gives a picture and  a short story prompt and asks that you write either a mini short story (50 – 150 words), a poem or a haiku (3 lines, 17 syllables). To read the full rules, go here. This week’s prompt is … More The Sound of Drums