Saturday, January 02, 2016

Twilight

A few words inspired by this week's Sunday's Whirligig.

For my dual contribution to The Sunday Whirl and Sunday Scribblings 2 please click HEREThank you.



‘twas twilight. A white steed munched upon tufts of green grass on the bank of a rippling stream. A limp wet body lay in the shallow water, one wrist held high, knotted in the steed’s reins. On an expressionless face, its pale cheeks were grazed and bleeding. As darkness fell, a sense of loneliness pervaded the scene.

It was daybreak before the steed was discovered, alone. The only sound was the sorrowful cooing of a pure white dove perched upon  a branch hanging above the spot where the body had lain.


Let me read it to you. Just click on the green arrow.



Feeling a little sad today as The Brewers Arms, the historic pub that was my home, my business and my life for many happy years until not long ago has been gutted by fire. Today will be the first day in over 270 years that beer will not be served.







15 comments:

  1. I like how the story and the news of your old Pub knitted so well together. I am sure you feel that a part of you has disappeared too without a trace.

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  2. This was a touching journey through time, space and memory.. I'm sorry to hear about The Brewers Arms..it must be like losing a friend..time and circumstance can be cruel..sigh..raising a glass to the good days it served

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    1. Raising mine with you Jae! Cheers.

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  3. What a sad day. Fire can be so devastating. Best wishes. And, by the way, I just saw images of a pure white dove taken by a friend in India. Small world, eh?

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    1. I'm someone could read something into that Darla!

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    2. It warmed my soul. ~grin~ Happy writing!

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  4. Connectivity of places and creatures..., it's sad to witness the end..but it means something new has place to come to live...lovely reading, thanks for sharing, Keith.

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    1. New beginnings. Thanks for your comments humbird.

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    1. And to you. Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. It's sad to lose a piece of one's past. And it was such a beautiful building too.

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    1. They will rebuild it, but it's difficult to replace 270 years of history. Thanks Shadow.

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