Philip Neilsen

Purple House − Maleny

It is a purple house in the shape of a shell or an ear, which is impossible, except this is someone able to hear the brain’s music. Her mountain home crouches where it can listen to the valley: undercurrents of …

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Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

During the conference I share a narrow college room with my ex-girlfriend, so we can go on to Germany together next. Since I last saw her she has climbed Ben Nevis, bought a BSA Regal, got an editor’s job in …

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Crows are clever. They use sticks as tools, speak non-idiomatic French, start but do not finish cryptic crosswords. Crows were the first to wear black to book launches, to peck at wine while avoiding a rival. A crow is watching …

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