The Bricklayer of Eternity

                                The Bricklayer of Eternity

The bricklayer of eternity
woke early in the sun,
he wondered how he got there,
and went out for a run.
Over bald planets, he vaulted,
down star lanes, he sped.
Acted as an astral acrobat,
none could follow where he led.
He found a cosmic dust bowl,
and stirred it with a spoon.
The stars grew bright and steamy,
and piped a pearly tune.
When vagueness yields to certainty,
and ancientness to youth,
the bricklayer of eternity
will tune the tones of truth.

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The Weasel and the Woodpecker

                                  The Weasel and the Woodpecker

A weasel flew on the back of a woodpecker.
It is true. It said on the news.
If that can happen, anything can.
An amateur photographer captured the event
in a photograph.
If that can happen, anything wrong
could turn out right.
Yes, a weasel sat on the back of a woodpecker,
clung to its feathers,
while the woodpecker was in flight.

Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle to be published by Publish Nation soon.

Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle to be published by Publish Nation soon.

My light-hearted science fiction story, Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle, will be published by Publish Nation soon, hopefully before the end of April, 2015. It will be available as a paperback and as an E-book. Those readers of science fiction who may like a rest from the high seriousness and complexities of modern science fiction may enjoy as some light relief reading the biography of an inventor called Klubbe, who lives with his fellow turkles on the planet, Ankor.  When my new book is published, the news will be announced here, as will a Goodreads Giveaway of my new book. Here is the blurb I wrote for its back cover:

“On the planet Ankor, Klubbe the turkle lives as a hermit. A marine mishap inspires him to be an inventor. His inventions and explorations change his life, his entire planet.

Turkles are close cousins of turtles. Unlike them, they have yellow golden skin and back shells, walk on their hind legs, have the gift of language, and the ability to create their own culture.

The life of Klubbe may read like a light-hearted science fiction story, but it actually happened to him. Princess Corka thinks his invention is sublime. Ubbtosh, the pyramid priest, promises to guide him to the core of the cosmos. In space, there are no sign posts, he finds, but there are other beings. And on Ankor, there are mysteries to be solved. Is the Great Glom more than a myth? And what about the Great Archy Eopta?”

Reviews of my first book, Angel War, published in April, 2013, can be read on Goodreads and on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-War-Philip-Dodd/dp/1780355769

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841249

Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle, a collection of prints linked to my story can be found on my site on Pinterest: