Tag Archives: God

Mary Magdalene … Noli me tangere …

I am blind to everything but the blurred threads of your garment .. I kneel; I bow my head; I incline my soul. I feel your sorrow; I weep; I shudder; Mea culpa; mea culpa; mea maxima culpa. I am … Continue reading

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Presence …

                At Tintern, within the gaunt tracery of stone, the flames of Faith still burn – winged fire of praise and prayer permeates. The monks intone.

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How do I know I exist? … On Descartes

  How do I know I exist? A question to be questioned In Cartesian form; If I am not mistaken I ask myself Could my belief in God Remain unshaken? Although it does not think – The material world exists. … 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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A Testament to Faith …

The testament to Faith .. Great arching ribs of stone enclose a still-beating heart ; towering tracery belies the Abbey’s weight framing the blue of an April sky in soaring silhouette. The Gothic ruins breathe the breath of faith .. … Continue reading

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Questioning …

Why do I crave to know the unknown when all has been revealed? The future flies on the wings of sparrows; the source of beauty lies in the indolence of lilies .. The truth is unsealed .. I am blinded … 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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Good Friday …

The earth revolves in beauty but the world is dark this night – and still. A night so brittle with the cold that stars might shatter into splintered shards; wounding the earth with spears of burnt-out silver and of gold … Continue reading

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On Opus 133 …. Beethoven

It tears my heart this dissonance sublime; notes like fractured stars thrown into darkness all light extinguished .. this soul-racked Opus 133; one hundred and thirty-three .. these jagged splinters of remembered night, brave remonstrance, discordant; the distorted echoes of … 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 – … Continue reading

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