Feral Words

Blog posts/essays & photos by William A. Young, linking travel, hiking, mythology, and some associated odds-and-ends

Tag Archives: Literature

The Queen of the Snows

Scotland gets a wee bit magical this time of year, much of the time. When the snow falls on the mountains and the frost falls on the earth, everything seems … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 18 Comments

Frost Flowers – Unfolding a New Project

“Let the lesson be – to be yourselves… And to make that worth being” Hugh MacDiarmid (translated from Old Scots into English) Most flowers blossom for weeks on end. The … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 13 Comments

Books- the Past & the Future

Something in honour of World Book Day. The painting shown is from the Shahnameh; the ‘Book of Kings’- you can click on the image to open it up and take a … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

Some Blogs Worth Reading, February 2015

I’ve not had much opportunity to work on this blog for a while, as I’ve been toiling away, putting the finishing touches to my book. I have had the time … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Otherworlds #2- The Prisoner of the Tree

The first writers from the bright-lit lands of the Middle Sea, gazing north into a gloom of silver clouds and fog and endless trees, described how the peoples of the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Way, and the Waymarks – A Journey in Arctic Scandinavia

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. He who wills adventure will experience it- according to the measure … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

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