The Griffin and the Keythong

Charmed protector of the Heavenly Realm
She is majestic, ancient, strong
Creature both of earth and air
Unlike her opposite, Keythong

The female variant of the breed
Griffin has strong eagle-like wings
An eagle’s head, lion’s body and serpent tail
And a look revered by kings

The Keythong is much the same
Only wingless and quite rare
And when they meet and meet to mate
Together a lifetime they share

The Hole

The hole is a home.
Not the whole hole, but part.
The hole is home to
Well, it’s not a rat
Or a vole
Or a mole
Though it has soul.
Not the rat, vole or mole, but the hole.
The whole hole, not part.
It also has a heart.
The hole (and vole, mole and rat)
The hole that is the home
Part of the whole hole
With soul
The heart is where the home is.
The rat, vole and mole have soul too
And the owl, by the way,
Whose whole home hole with heart and soul it is!

(A darkened room is calling, methinks!)

February’s White Rabbit


This white rabbit is tinged in grey as it is sitting under a huge grey cloud (not depicted!). February is the month where the dreadful Valentine’s Day crops up; long-time visitors will remember that I’m not too keen on this, ahem, celebration, and instead convert it to another version of Hallowe’en. This year, I’m not dwelling on it here on Beyond the Sphere. Oh no, I’m dwelling on it over on my other blog, Splodge and Splatter, instead. This white rabbit shows its true colours over there.

Valentine’s Day aside, Happy February! And WHITE RABBITS.

The Wolves

They called to the pack, the hunt was on. One of their number is missing, and a silver bullet lodged into the trunk of an old oak tree is their only clue. It may be Hallowe’en, the night where spirits fly free, but tonight the spirit of this pack unites.