Joys

by Thomas Traherne images by Angela Lemaire The seventeenth century writings of Thomas Traherne lay largely unknown until they were re-discovered early in the twentieth century. The writing is celebrated today for its rapture and delight in nature and its luminous,...

Gymnopaediae

images by J. Martin Pitts Perched on a cliff that towers a thousand windy feet above the southern Aegean stood the ancient city of Thera. First among the sanctuaries and temples of the city was that of Apollo Karneios and in the middle of the month Karneios...

Green Blades

by Thomas Hardy images by Mark Cazalet Thomas Hardy’s wife Emma died in November 1912, in the attic room of their house where she had lived estranged from him. Their marriage had hardened into an empty shell and Hardy had long been in love with Florence Dugdale, whom...

Abraham and Isaac

by Chester Mystery Plays images by J. Martin Pitts from the Chester Mystery Plays Mediaeval Mystery Plays wove into dramatic form many of the strongest and most elemental stories in the Bible. Here, the mounting anguish of Abraham, commanded by God to sacrifice...

The Book of Job

images by John Abell text taken from the King James Bible. Linocut images by John Abell The Book of Job is the poetic discussion from the Old Testament which explores the nature of suffering. Why do the innocent suffer? Why are the righteous punished? Where is God’s...