The Meaning of Varve

varve is an annual layer of sedimentary rock associated with glacial lakes. The word ‘varve’ is derived from the Swedish word varv which means variously  ’revolution’, ‘in layers’, and ‘circle’.

This blog will be sedimented too. As with stuff under a glacial lake the newest stuff will be near the top and old stuff, almost solid rock, will be deep down.

The purpose of this blog is to sediment thoughts and writing on the themes of place, mobility, landscape and poetry. I am an academic geographer (at Royal Holloway, University of London)  who writes on these themes (see link) and a practicing poet who writes poems about similar themes – I have poems coming out in magazines such as The NorthSmiths Knoll, and The Frogmore Papers.

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