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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cabins and ladyslippers

Here's a glimpse of where I've been... 
Back to blogging in about a week.


  1. I tried guessing but my sense of US geography is fading, it's been nearly fifty years. Something suggested the ski-ing in Stowe, Vt, where the hills are lower and more rounded than way out West. But that scene pre-dates ski-ing. A phrase, The Little Cabin in the Hills, floated into and out of my mind and I imagined there was a US connection. Eventually, shamefaced, I googled only to find that that phrase had become a computer game. Nothing of yours I've read ever suggested an interest in computer games; I don't see them mixing with poetry.

    In the second panel, top left, (rather gloriously done, I must admit) are three flowers which might be clover. This told me nothing geographically but it did delve back into my single-figure childhood. Some myth or other said that that if you pulled out one of the tiny elongated petals (?) from a head of clover and applied it to your tongue there would be a small jolt of sweetness. I pursued this several hundred times but my tongue - yet to develop through tasting claret, red burgundy and chablis - wasn't sensitive enough.

    I suppose I can wait a week.

    1. Those bits of windows are from The Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, North Carolina! I like the way they used western North Carolina imagery.

    2. p. s. I have left comments on your blog but for some reason they're not showing up! Something amiss?

  2. Replies
    1. The one I wrote on the one you wrote about me, and the one after that. I think it's something to do with how you've changed your settings. Look in the dashboard under Comments? Under Awaiting Moderation? If they are not there, I don't know...

      I've had this happen once before on another blog, and I think it's because you changed settings and now the ones that are not "Google Account" but Name/URL have to be approved, maybe?

  3. Thanks for your persistence. I have responded, possibly at inordinate length.

  4. Inordinate length! Uh-oh... can't wait.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.