Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone

By Jackie Morris

A pillow book of poems, dreams & stories typed on sheets of gold leaf.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Something for Christmas

As the storm rages outside here's something to listen to. Robert Macfarlane and I were invited on to Backlisted Podcast to talk about The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. I've had a wonderful few weeks lost in these five books that make up the sequence. Now the pocast is live. So get a cuppa and settle in by the fire, because, outside, the dark is rising.

For Christmas I was given a copy of Piranesi. Loving being lost in its Halls. There's a taste of The Starless Sea in it, an echo that I love. Borrowed Robin's compass, but wanting to get myself an old one. I feel I need help to navigate through the rest of my days.

Today I listen to the wind, breaking in the beech trees. Tomorrow I will listen to the song of the sea.

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Janina Byrne
 Janina Byrne says:

Ah, I loved The Dark is Rising, read it years and years ago. I must re-visit it soon. Thanks for the reminder, Jackie. And a Happy New year to you, let's hope it is a better one.......

posted 29th December 2020

Amber B
 Amber B says:

I’ve just read the Dark is rising as I do every year. This year so far just the one book as others called me to divert.

posted 29th December 2020

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