A Place On The Shelf 1: Mythago Wood

A mysterious letter. A secret journal. An ancient wood, in borderland territory. Deceptive paths and strange, ghostlike figures, stirring at the edge of the trees. These were some of the elements that quickly took hold and drew me into Ryhope Wood, when I first read about it aged 15.

Recently I re-read it, rediscovered and found many new things to treasure.

The Revenant

Magpie Tales blog invited people to submit a poem or vignette based on this picture. Here’s mine: The Revenant She’ll get you in the end, Stretched out and unaware, Or watchfully expectant, She’ll come, she always does Unable to resist, you’ll slip Down gradually, gratefully, Allowing sky and clear blue water To do their work,…