Category Archives: Love

The miracle

Thy love, my God, the eternal spring, the source of hope – the inexhaustible well. The  purple crocus blooms imperial; from the cold winter earth it bursts, my God, resplendent into Thy light. To witness the birth of an unfolding … Continue reading

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The Christmas Present …

A holy child is sleeping; born beneath an eastern star; the promised one, the saviour, The Messiah. No silken canopies enfold this royal cradle; no rich accoutrements adorn His birthplace – in this lowly stable where He lies – the … Continue reading

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Some kind of poetic expression …

Thoughts breathing .. words struggle for air .. some kind of poetic expression is born, mute, in my mind. I scuff through leaves like a heedless child while turbulent clouds harass the blue of the sky – then I see … Continue reading

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Into the heart of Spring …

Into the heart of Spring I gaze; into the mysterious centre .. this tender-seeming plant, defying storms and rain; offers to the fitful sun its pale petals of perfection .. another Winter; another Spring; the lengthening of the days; the … Continue reading

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To Coleridge …

Let the spirit of Coleridge prevail: Resilience in distress; Honest dissection of unhappiness. Strike the flint of dejection; Make the bright flame flare. Defy the dark Muse: Illuminate ; enthuse. Through chasms profound envision light: Lead, Poet, Lead … Along … Continue reading

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The Curlew

I trod Autumn underfoot: trampling muddied, slippery leaves, beech mast and sweet chestnut fruits .. I saw the tallest of the pine trees draped in ghostly honeysuckle seeds. I found late blackberries bedewed, interwoven with the cobwebs a determined spider … Continue reading

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The lost garden ..

Between the leaves of a poetry book a pressed rose petal lies, fragile now and sere. The tangible touch of a summer’s day ephemeral and fleeting. A damask rose, the souvenir of two lovers meeting; its fugitive beauty faded there, … Continue reading

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Sandstorm …

Sand from the desert scouring my skin ; lie down, close your eyes, head on your folded arms: my father’s advice to his child aged four comes to my mind on these hottest of days. Would that he knew how … Continue reading

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Night sky …

No stars .. cloud drifting by like life without love .. a moon opaque ; heartache. Starlight .. the glory of the sky, the moon’s embrace and love and happiness and I … .        

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I heard the bluebells ringing …

I heard the bluebells ringing in the light birch wood .. that ethereal music of the spring. The sound resounding in my heart .. whose whisper stirred that carillon and taught the chaffinches their song? ‘Blue, blue, blue,’ they were … Continue reading

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