Thursday 10 February 2022


Denizens of the dark call forth,

A hollow laugh without an echo.


An endless sorrow without a tear?

Wheels within wheels,

Ripples in the deep,

Pain on pain,

Loud on louder,

So feeling is the only transcendence,

It's just as well you swallowed your tail!



Nb. A day or so after writing the above I heard a BBC programme about Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the Hospice Movement (go to:, one of the sayings attributed to her is (acc. to the BBC), apparently (probably paraphr.); "Time is not a matter of length but of depth!"

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