Televised Childhood

My TV memories are mostly in black and white, that’s how we saw the world when I was a child, how newscasters would present each triumph, each disaster. I couldn’t see the difference on the wobbly monochrome screen between grief and joy, now and then; but we were taught that a cowboy in a white […]

Cornflower

scrap of fallen sky blown on an autumn-chilled breeze cornflower fades to grey Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1724 Cornflower Today’s addition to our field of flowers is the cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button. In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded […]