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The Moon is Like a Curlew by GilesWatson The Moon is Like a Curlew :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 2 0 The Snow in the Stubble by GilesWatson The Snow in the Stubble :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 The Green Mist by GilesWatson The Green Mist :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 Turnshoes by GilesWatson Turnshoes :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 The Flight of the White Horse by GilesWatson The Flight of the White Horse :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 3 I Sing the Smith by GilesWatson I Sing the Smith :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 The Three Dead Kings by GilesWatson The Three Dead Kings :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 7 3 Hirundines by GilesWatson Hirundines :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 0 3 Strandings by GilesWatson Strandings :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 2 8 Parish Ghosts by GilesWatson Parish Ghosts :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 Dafydd ap Gwilym: Capers and Caricatures by GilesWatson Dafydd ap Gwilym: Capers and Caricatures :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 Dafydd ap Gwilym: Reflections and Refractions by GilesWatson Dafydd ap Gwilym: Reflections and Refractions :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 0 0 Dafydd ap Gwilym: Paraphrases and Palimpsests by GilesWatson Dafydd ap Gwilym: Paraphrases and Palimpsests :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 1 0 A Poet's Nosegay: A Botanical Miscellany by GilesWatson A Poet's Nosegay: A Botanical Miscellany :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 2 0 A Witch's Natural History by GilesWatson A Witch's Natural History :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 6 3 Outcasts in Greenwood by GilesWatson Outcasts in Greenwood :icongileswatson:GilesWatson 0 0

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Wolf being by bionomi Wolf being :iconbionomi:bionomi 90 23 Grasshopper II by markie2k Grasshopper II :iconmarkie2k:markie2k 167 45
Literature
Mutations
Existence in flux,
on the edge of becoming
or ceasing to be.
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A postcard from Lorien by MirachRavaia A postcard from Lorien :iconmirachravaia:MirachRavaia 62 24 Raven chant by bionomi Raven chant :iconbionomi:bionomi 10 4 Three Raven Brothers by MirachRavaia Three Raven Brothers :iconmirachravaia:MirachRavaia 52 30
Literature
Dancer
Look! Even now her body speaks that ancient dialect of motion
she learned in her long ago, when her flesh was pliant, when
she could depend on her muscles, easily cultivating grace and flow.
She no longer dances publicly. She instructs and directs the company's
young dancers. She shares with them those physical arts of eloquence,
of gestural poignancy, the arts she's devoted her long career to perfecting.
You may have noticed how many dancers use this bar. She's here when
old friends are passing through. She sips demurely at her spritzer,
she wears her hair pulled back severely, an ascetic in the service of dance.
Her body disciplined too long for the frivolities of sensual pleasure.
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Aceras anthropophorum by agnesbety Aceras anthropophorum :iconagnesbety:agnesbety 7 5 Lord of the Forest by bionomi Lord of the Forest :iconbionomi:bionomi 99 22 Gwydion and Gilfaethwy by Vincent7995 Gwydion and Gilfaethwy :iconvincent7995:Vincent7995 104 23
Literature
Twilight of the Thegns
Hwat!
        Hear, O herald, honest England's muse,
my tale of fear and fight; of flight and force,
a blood-bathed battle Britain mustn't lose,
King Godwinson's stand  'gainst the mighty Norse.
So, kin of dooméd kings, hark kindly to the tale.
For none, not Norse nor Brit did long outlast,
the crimson carnage and the fletcher's hail,
once Wotan's warlike, ashen spear was cast.
Terrible triumph from terrible wrath
gave carrion ravens a rare, rank feast.
So vanquishing the Northmen from the North,
he then would face the Northmen of the East.
But onwards, to calamity, we haste.
Hoary Albion's host, holding 'gainst the Dane,
and on, 'til battle-born Bastard they faced,
thus heralding the twilight of the thegns.
Down we veer, like vital Yggdrasil's roots,
through cloud and cover and clear azure sky,
to focus on fair Harold of fierce repute,
and where the warlike host of Britons lie.
Commanding cohort, comrades in arms,
Beneath the bann
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Over the next few weeks, several of my books will become available, print-on-demand, here:  www.lulu.com/spotlight/gileswa…

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GilesWatson
Giles Watson
Artist | Literature
United Kingdom
I am a writer, photographer and artist living in Oxfordshire. In addition to writing my own poetry and prose, I also translate mediaeval texts. My particular interests are the works of the fourteenth century Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, and Middle English authors of the same period. I have also written quite extensively on themes related to natural history. The rest of my work is currently available on Scribd, Flickr and YouTube.

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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for adding me to your :+devwatch: dear friend :D
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thank you, Giles, for faving Mutations :sun::bow:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you for the watch Giles :iconbeautifulheartplz:
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bubblestx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the watch!
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bionomi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you for watching me. :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you for the :+devwatch: and for the :+fav:

Both much appreciated. I hope you enjoy watching :nod:
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TheAngstyPoet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
WELCOME TO dA!!! :party:


Thank you for the watch.
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Giles, thank you for the watch.

All the best,
Emma
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Amy-Sun Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for the watch! :heart:

it is really appreciated! :aww:

have a great day :sun:
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