A little girl told me…


Tears for secrets buried in the grave. 

Death in a French Garden

A couple of evenings ago I re watched Michael Deville’s stylised film on a VHS tape I recorded years ago from the TV. I first saw it in the 1980s in the now defunct Hull Screen. It introduced me to the work of the controversial Polish-Swiss painter Balthus; one of his works, The Street, was, is, one of the inspirations … Read More

The girl of La Alhambra

I was leaving after my ritual visit to La Alhambra when I spotted this girl going up to the palace.    What struck me what her assured attitude, as if she knew where to go, as if she had done that journey uncountable times before. So…   I re-traced her steps, and my own, to find her perched on a … Read More