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Wishbone Soup · 2d ago

Second Half Of The Year Begins

We were waiting for a storm, it was so hot. No one had patience for waiting. We knew the correct way to break a heatwave - one needs a storm, preferably heavy.We were luring the cloud, the w...
Wishbone Soup · 1W ago

Tidings From A Summer's Day

Dear Friends,Today I tidied the unfathomable shed. Under rusting shelves a bag was malingering, clinking, but in a way that seems more like muttering, as I dragged it out. Contents: six forg...
Wishbone Soup · 1M ago

Night Storm

This day someone had turned the technicolour on. We lift our sunglasses to check, and quickly put them down again. It is hard to tell colour from fire, flower from lava. Grandchild 2 is home...
Wishbone Soup · 1M ago

Cold Kitchen

First day, last month of Spring: Even the rain seems pretty, falling to fresh leaves, caught on bright petals; a water veil draping us. Dog has been hose-piped and rain-rinsed and still a tr...
Wishbone Soup · 2M ago

A Slice Of Wedding

In the way that a wedding cake, or cheese if you prefer, is a whole, of which one has a slice, this is my version, my slice of wedding. It starts well before the day, with making syrups and ...
Wishbone Soup · 3M ago

March Lion

Paws and claws to the door, breathing stormsIn it roars, the third month of this yearDaffodils bow bright manes to the King of Spring.Each unfurling - leaf, petal, tadpole - belies the windc...
Wishbone Soup · 4M ago

At The Time Of The Snow Moon

The moon is a frozen pond.It is The Snow Moon. The Hunter’s Moon. Someone says a lunar eclipse will happen this night.And a comet!We are like children with torches forecasting midnight feast...
Wishbone Soup · 4M ago

How Will We Know Where We Are?

Without the dead ash looming, we had lost our sense of where our drive is. Each time we missed, reversed, reminded ourselves to find a stump and a grand wood pile: that’s where we live. The ...
Wishbone Soup · 5M ago

Out With The Old

Christmas or November - 2015 - a phone call came. The casual branch dropping of our dead ash tree had been acknowledged as a danger; it was scheduled for demolition. Storms came, the tree su...
Wishbone Soup · 6M ago

In The Middle Of The Winter Feast

On the fourth day of Christmas her true love gives to her:‘Four German MenThree Finch HensToowoo Twurtle DovesAnd A Part Of A Pear Tree’But to the dearth of our amusement Grandchild 2 finds ...