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Richard on May 31st, 2014

As I write this, the house and the diary are full of flowers! In Little Horkesley, we walked the Village at Rogation-tide; Wormingford’s Flower Festival was at the May Bank Holiday; Mount Bures’ annual Flower Festival takes place on 21st & 22nd June. And June (my wife – birthday not in June!) has been to […]

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We are seeking to appoint a new Trustee to act as Secretary to replace Mr. Ken Sparkes who sadly passed away in April. The Friends of St Andrews is a Registered Charity where the main objective is to support the work of the PCC in preserving and improving the fabric of the building and its […]

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Richard on May 30th, 2014

Ronald Blythe travels to the place ‘where prayer has been valid’ TO LITTLE GIDDING, the three of us. “You would find the hedges White again, in May, with voluptuary sweetness.” And, of course, we did. Long ago, I attended T. S. Eliot’s memorial service in Westminster Abbey, and heard Sir Alec Guinness read this third Quartet […]

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Richard on May 23rd, 2014

Ronald Blythe visits a beach where every stone tells a tale IT HAS been one of those bursting-with-life May weeks, thus the apologetic smiles of the old friends in the obituary column of the newspaper. “We didn’t mean to go in May!” A memorial service will be announced later. I see their houses, hear their voices. […]

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Richard on May 17th, 2014

Ronald Blythe discusses immortality over a portion of fish and chips CHILLY May days. Lilacs cense the mown lawns. Blackbirds do their best. Horses stay still and converse. The church smells nice. I gaze anxiously at the ashes – will they escape the plague? The oaks are in full leaf, and the Stour valley is wondrous […]

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Richard on May 9th, 2014

An axehead prompts Ronald Blythe to think of things lost and found A WILD wet day. Chilly, too. Gloire de Dijon roses rock against the window, and a squirrel is eating a crust with great delicacy on the lawn below. It nibbles as though it is playing the flute, holding the bread out at an angle, noting […]

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Richard on May 9th, 2014

Ronald Blythe alternates between gardening and Thomas Traherne EASTER WEEK. The lectionary says that George is transferred to 28th. I transfer the tallest branches of my bamboo to a dark, empty bed to make a wigwam for the sweet peas. The birds sing their heads off, and ponies fly about the hill meadow opposite with streaming […]

Continue reading about Word from Wormingford – 2 May 2014