Chaos. What would she need during the voyage, what could be left to lie deep in the hold? Need or want? The framed photograph of Duncan in his uniform: not needed – wanted, to be there by her bed. Or would it be a bunk? Surely not a hammock! Dawn’s only sea voyage had been […]
“The Cheat” by Hon. John Collier, a painting depicting four people playing cards, ca.1900 This large and gloomy engraving used to hanging in my grandmother’s sitting room. Even as a child I wondered why she had chosen that particular picture to decorate her room. It shows two men and two women dressed in Edwardian evening […]
Picking up the threads Andrew Goss ‘This is to certify that Temporary Surgeon Lieutenant Stephen E Bull M.B. RN will be demobilised from His Majesty’s Naval Service with effect from 25th March 1919. He will be entitled to wear uniform for one month from the above date and upon occasions authorised by the Regulations.’ Signed […]
Standing on the edge, O Wonder, O vertigo. Fly shall I? Float? Hollow boned, clear eyed, Wind wreathed wild. Fall do I, rise do I, On the turn of tide Turn of time, to ebb, To flow, adrift, adream, Cast all adream, O Wonder.