from BARDO

The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.

Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made

is star-stuff too?

– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –

dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.

Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.

Roselle Angwin

Friday, 25 January 2013

wild boar 11

I thought this fine beast deserved a page all of its own. It's a drawing by my friend Michael Fairfax, who's just publishing a book, War Pig, telling a brutal story from Roman times. Michael is being circumspect about all this at the moment, so I'm waiting to find out if what he has to say is truth or fiction!

He's really captured the wild boar quality, I think – this one is so alive I can practically hear the grunts. Thank you, Michael, for permission to reproduce this fine fellow.

And the book is now up on Blurb:

The illustrations are something else! If you have a youngster in the family, they might like this...


  1. I checked the book out on Blurb, Michael, and had the complete preview. Neat story; amazing illustrations! I hope it sells really well! xx

  2. Thank you, but I fear the price of postage is putting everyone off. 152 have visited the site and no sales..oh well the joy of an author eh!
    But I am veryleased you like it. Xx


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