When night floats down upon this town
and tickles the roofs and steeples,
my hand begins to itch and twitch.
It sees things in the dark that eyes cannot,
images that call to only it.
A twinkling star can become a character,
a sienna streetlight a love poem,
the faint thrum of a heartbeat, the metre.
My fingers dance across the page,
leaving inky footprints trailing after.
When the lights go out and everyone sleeps,
my pen awakens.
Previously appeared on the Journeys Dundee interactive map.
Wuthering Mites is now selling themed Mystery Bundles!
These print sets will be sold as surprises and come in several themes and sizes. For repeat customers, they will be guaranteed to be different every time. The image above shows examples of what you could get! The above prints will also be available upon request.
The current themes are –
- Women of Rock
- Rock Icons
- Book Nerds
These bundles come in 5 sizes.
XS – 1 small print £3.00
S – 3 small prints £8.00
M – 5 small prints + 1 small bag of confetti £15.00
L – 1 large print, 6 small prints + 1 small bag of confetti £25.00
XL – 2 large prints, 7 small prints, 1 large bag of confetti + 25% discount code for future purchases £35.00
(Small print = 4 x 6 inches, Large print = 8 x 10 inches)
Find out more about the mystery bundles here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/530937296/mystery-bundle
A set of 6 prints inspired by the symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Numbered as pictured in the images above:
- A print depicting the band with singer Anette Olzon, with the lyrics to ‘Turn Loose The Mermaids’.
- A postcard design featuring the lyrics to ‘For The Heart I Once Had’, with references to other songs from the album ‘Dark Passion Play’.
- A print of Nightwish with current singer Floor Jansen, featuring a line from the song ‘Edema Ruh’ –
“The verse we leave with you will take you home.”
- A print of the band’s first singer Tarja Turunen with the lyrics to ‘Nemo’.
- Original photography from a graveyard featuring the lyrics to ‘Sleeping Sun’.
- A print featuring the lyrics to ‘Elan’, with a damaged velvet background.
These designs can be bought individually as well as part of the set. Comes in two sizes, 6 x 4 and 10 x 8.
See the set on Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/541960457/set-of-6-nightwish-lyrics-prints
An art print of the sorely missed Chris Cornell. This print features the lyrics to the Audioslave song ‘Like A Stone’.
See it on Etsy here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/518698438/chris-cornell-like-a-stone-lyrics-print
It can also be purchased as part of set of 8 grunge prints.
This is a set of 12 Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe prints. Can also be purchased individually, or as part of a smaller set of 6. The sets of 6 can either comprise of all 6 Audrey prints, all 6 Marilyn prints or a mix of the two.
See on Etsy here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/526143252/set-of-12-audrey-and-marilyn-prints
1. Audrey + Cat
2. Radioactive Audrey
3. Neon Lights Audrey
4. Audrey + Flowers
5. Green Audrey
6. Warhol Audrey
7. Princess Marilyn
8. Bubblegum Marilyn
9. Blue Marilyn
10. Pin-up Marilyn
11. Yellow Marilyn
12. Neon Lights Marilyn
A sale is currently running and the code JULY15 will entitle you to 15% off when you spend £5. Offer expires on the 31st of July.
A selection of my poems have been included by The Blue Nib Magazine in their 6th issue.
- No News
- For Rebecca, Remembered
- The Oak Tree
See them here –
Tiny strips of white, like the little pointing fingers
of a ghostly child, like the sparks of magnesium touching a flame.
I cannot touch the daisies. They cower from me.
My darkness would block out their purity.
A miniature sun peeks out, it is shy.
They have no self esteem but I do not think them common.
They’re merely plentiful. Plentiful pearls –
millions of little saints watching over the green.
I could never bring myself to pick them.
It would be murder, their beauty would die.
They are all that I am not, or could ever be.
I plead with the daisies but they still fear me.
They call them ‘day’s eye’, is it any more than a name?
Can they truly see me, those delicate creatures?
If they should, I would understand their timidity.
I’m half-crazy really, overflowing.
Truly I am too frightful for them.
They never deserved my callousness from the start.
Previously appeared on Creekwalker in 2010.