Tag: dorset

Fair Game

A Dorset lad, just fifteen yearsLoads double-gun for squire’s shoot.Father’s battle-line of beatersCrash through brush in wild pursuitOf partridge in their coven. FlushedTo flight on whirring wings, mutedBy cannonade, the boy’s cry, stepping out Half-blinded by the shot. Notes:My great-grandfather was double gunner for…

Isolation #6

Today the UK is on lockdown and so we must all live in splendid isolation with absolute minimum contact with the outside for the next 3 weeks at least. This is somewhat comparable to living in a lighthouse which was probably the most isolated…

Didn’t it rain!

A photo that perfectly depicts most of my few days away