Winter’s Magical Eve

A poem by Deano Parsons. Winter’s Magical Eve.Villages lit by twinkling lightsThe chill wind shocks with frosty bitesWindow displays of gifts and treesWhile garden ponds begin to freeze. Festive garlands and mistletoeThe moonlight shines upon the snowPeople gather around log firesIcicles hang from cold church spires. Christmas Eve comes but once per yearA time to…

Tess, From A Societal Viewpoint

 I recently re-read one of my favourite books.  As I sit at my desk today, savouring my coffee, I am reflecting on this beautiful book.  It is one of Thomas Hardy’s (1840 – 1928) best loved works; ‘Tess of the d’Urbevilles’.  This story’s main protagonist is a young woman called Tess Durbeyfield who, following a…