THE CARETAKER

  High on a hilltop you rise above your age and you offer your wisdom of the ancients (hush, I say, to hear the humble) to ears new to these old whispers that are now as woven to the earth as the tress rooted below it, as you are driven now to plod along this […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, BUSAN, PART 4

And so we move along the coast, Busan, the beach version of Seoul… Of course we arrived to a rather wet beach and not just from the tide A major city in the making  And everywhere there are mountains, even in the city Nightlife taking shape on Saturday, the only night the kids have off […]

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A SLIP AWAY FROM BLUE

  Eyes a slip of grey from blue in a city not known as home, on a mountainside to shelter a temple, she is as welcome as the wind is warm. She was there before us and we were caught before we knew it. She carves a life, carefully, like those Buddhas carved into stone, […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, GYEONGJU, PART 3,

And further south the camera goes, Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Shilla Kingdom… Coloured umbrellas along the markets streets of Gyeongju Tumuli Gongwon, Park with 23 Tombs/Tumili of the Shilla monarchs  Rice Fields at sunset Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju Our place for two days at the Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju The start of […]

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HUMBLE AT THE HEART

Humble at the heart of this landscape, this dreamscape I’m training through, I’m taken by its blossoming breast; forests firing up like volcanos that have shun their rest, luscious leaves of lava sweep through cities, for man has no control over the mountain just as nature has no defence against the molten flame, as fiery […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, ANDONG, PART 2

The holiday memories continue. Second stop Andong…. Andong City centre ET in Andong How to figure out what the restaurant has to offer, Cow this time 30 limit, 30 degrees and sunset in Andong The UNESCO world Heritage 600 year old Hahoe Folk Village with 232 inhabitants Rice Fields in Hahoe Folk Village Hahoe Folk […]

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IN THE SEOUL

This city does not sleep, the wind is as wistful as thoughts I cannot gather, here on this sojourn to the south of Seoul. Horns honk along highways to wake drivers out of day dreams the night cannot decipher so we buckle up and giggle briefly in back seats but I cannot see those space […]

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