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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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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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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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In the temple of the woods …

In the temple of the woods snowdrops, with meek submission, bow their heads in pure white hoods in homage to their lord, the sun .. In slow procession, these acolytes with green-tipped hems; vestal virgins of the Spring, hold aloft … 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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A star weeps …

The modest moon hides her face behind curtains of cloud. A star weeps; bleak night reigns – there is no light, there is no love in her cosmic kingdom. Venus, brightest star, dry your stellar eyes – your undimmed light, … Continue reading

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The philosopher …

The philosopher pronounces on the metaphysics of love: I read his thoughts with rapt attention .. How could you get it all so wrong? (With temerity I venture to query) .. Only someone blackly nihilistic, I aver, could find that … 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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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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