Posts Tagged ‘ bard ’

Silbury Hill Field Notes

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

In Turning the Wheel, bard on a bike Kevan Manwaring explores seasonal celebration in the British landscape. November finds him at Silbury Hill… Silbury Hill (Field Notes) The circle of the sun is shining down as I sit on my ‘time machine’ (Triumph Legend, 2001) looking at Silbury Hill (2400 BCE), sipping a cup of

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Honouring Claire Hamilton

Apr 5th, 2017 | By

We were very sad to hear of the death of Moon Books author Claire Hamilton in February of 2017. Claire has several titles at Moon Books, and was an inspiration to many. Claire Hamilton had a joint degree in Drama and English from Bristol University and an MA in English Literature. She wrote a range of

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Books for Bards

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

What is a modern Bard? The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids describes it in this way: “The Bardic stream is not simply a body of knowledge we once possessed and which we attempt to regain – it is a spiritualised mode of artistic creative consciousness which is dynamic and living – the future holds

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The Bard and the Bardic Tradition

Apr 29th, 2016 | By

By Kevan Manwaring As we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Swan of Avon, William Shakespeare, who died on his 52nd birthday, April 23rd, 1616, it is timely to consider his other epithet: The Bard. For many people this is probably their only association with the term. It originally denoted one of a tripartite caste in ‘Celtic’

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Moon Bard – April

Apr 7th, 2016 | By

April …. A bit of a mixed bunch once more ….the comings and goings of life and the challenges of living as the year gets into its stride. MIGRANTS. The birds come out of the dark; Wind blown scraps of burning Life; Singing their ancient way Over the pitch black Pitch, Of the deep black,

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Moon Bard, October

Oct 16th, 2015 | By

October …… season of mists and first frosts. The sights of winter begin to surround us.  AUTUMN LEAVES. Red against the green, Blood of summers dying days, Given back to earth.  FROST. Frost. Softer than a breath, This silver sighs away Beneath a warming touch, Leaving A tear to trace across each leaf, That it

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Moon Bard – July

Jul 12th, 2015 | By

July ….. just a couple this month … thinking of the Solstice just gone and the winter that’s yet to come. GATHERING. Under dark waves rolling Come ancient, ocean wanderers Singing to the World Tree in the night; Emerald branches weave and waver Through the still and frozen starlight, And greenly glint across the land

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Moon Bard, May

May 6th, 2015 | By

May …. Blossoms and the door to summer is now open.   It is a time for journeys; a time of early rising …. and some of the flowers are growing in the oddest places. DAWN SONG. A bright aubade to chase the stars away, The sky is waking to the light of day; Each cloud

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Bard Song

Sep 10th, 2014 | By

Here’s Robin Herne with a poem – Honey Tongued – From his book bout poetry; Bard Song.   And another, rather less serious piece from the same book…  



Moon Bard

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

          September…..the golden fading days of summer’s slow sunset….Mabon is upon us, with its bounty of tree and hedgerow….the days grow long and misty as distant mid winter begins to beckon.         SUNSET Sunset: Tracks the cracks Around the clouds, Silver gilt To bronze And ochre red.  

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