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Where is Freedom Born – Pete Cox

Where is Freedom Born – Pete Cox

Where Is Freedom Born Cardinal Cox Is freedom born in a fire burning a palace? Or is it born in advancing radical change? (That many, fearing their place, would ignore, alas) Or is just in the suggestion of a fair exchange? It was born in 

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

Meadow – Lisa Salisbury

What a refreshing painting! Lisa Salisbury, the artist,  says: “I’m a very amateur artist with no training, I enjoy acrylics, watercolours, clay, and drawing”    

Architecture Focus

Architecture Focus

Taking a closer look at some interesting architecture around Wisbech, we found some doors and windows that we took a liking to!

Natalia Shlyapina

Natalia Shlyapina

With thanks to Andrew Bottley and Alan Wheeldon for introducing Natalia to us! “Natalia Shlyapina is a floral designer from Tyumen, Western Siberia. She first studied her craft at the International School of floral design in Moscow called “Nicole,” which just happens to be the 

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six Miles – Leanne Moden

Six miles Six miles, again, we’ll go today, for honour built on broken blades. We’ll tame these meres; skate far and fast, with hopes that winter, long may last. For cold that creeps and freezes fen brings out the Runners once again. In tests of 

Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

Lockdown House Call – Kim Allen

Lockdown House Call

Every day’s the same

Except today, the day my Swallow came

Swooping low, wheeling back

An accomplished aerial acrobat.

Taking a moment to stop and chat,

he told the tale of his journey 

From South Africa to here.

Asked politely where I’d been.

The big Tesco last week

and to the park each day,

only for an hour though,

I sighed in reply.

He told me about his flock.

Making murmurations,

flying in formation,

roosting together.

I shared anecdotes

Of cats interrupting

Work from home conference calls

and virtual socialising fails

He cocked his head

Nodded once.

took flight and left.

Will he return?

Tomorrow, I’ll be waiting.

No more time to wallow

I’ll stay at home, hoping

looking for my swallow.

Kim Allen

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe – Kim Allen

A Recipe for Beginning Afresh using lockdown store cupboard ingredients. Before the counting’s done, while it’s still fresh, take one wobbly cyclist newly confident on empty roads. A cup of watching nature in the garden. At least 500g of birdsong, feel free to add more to taste. As much 

Ghost Buses by Lorna Sugden

Ghost Buses by Lorna Sugden

Ghost buses. Lorna Sugden   The buses are running, And this time, they are on time, Because all the traffic Is no longer there. But the drivers keep driving, Making stops at empty shelters, At empty depots. Where did all the people go? Or are 

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

Last Resting Place of a Sandal

By Paula Cleary

part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.

End of the Road

End of the Road

By Paula Cleary part of a series Death on the Fens: The end of the road.