Tag Archives: creation

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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November song …

I lie awake; white moonlight floods the night. From the ash tree a tawny owl calls repetitively. His unmistakeable notes haunt the cold air. I await an answering response; her softer song, call and reply – that autumnal antiphon.

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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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November morning … .

I sit before the keyboard like a composer at a piano; flexing my thoughts like fingers, seeking the unheard sequence of notes from the mind’s silent symphony. A chaffinch trills in the November rain; breaking the silence of this reverie. … Continue reading

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Inflorescence …

A poppy fades, a vibrant glory passes; dulled petals of impermanence displayed, I see them fall among the grasses .. next year, a bright flower will open its secret heart in an offering to the sun: the faded poppy’s memory … Continue reading

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High walls intrigue …

The village sleeps under the fiery sun, prostrate and still .. dreaming an age-old dream – high walls intrigue .. what lies beyond those teasing tendrils of luxuriant vines that twist and entwine in vegetative embrace with riotous golden-hooded flowers; … Continue reading

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The Poetic Voice … Book VI Paradise Lost

I am made dizzy by the words of Milton .. I suffer vertigo; I fall with the expelled to the very mouth of Hell – inspired; he ascends to Dantesque heights .. with an imagination sublime he imparts to Raphael … Continue reading

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Celandine …

Beside the path, a celandine unfolds- glossy petals multi-rayed mirror with silent praise the golden light … A salutation reflected in the sparkling, effervescent air – sunshine – the mute flower’s answered prayer … .

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A bitter wind …

A bitter wind blows sand along the shore excoriating my skin; I care not … a turbulent tide is rushing in. Salt tang in the air; salt tears, tangled hair; I care not … a turbulent tide is rushing in … Continue reading

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Taking Milton for a walk …

I reached a rocky ledge above a sheltered beach and sat, book in hand, glancing out to sea. In the distance, swathed in mist, the familiar headland hides ; seagulls mew flying low; cormorants dive and fish .. while within … Continue reading

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