Tag Archives: philosophy

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

Posted in Christianity, Love, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Love, Philosophy, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What is beauty? …

What is beauty? Beneath a threatening sky jade green is the sea; the tide is racing in … A silver-sheened redoubt of rock, white furrows of waves encroaching; the limpid lakes; the sea-urchin hollows. The majesty of winter in the … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, The sea, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Storm clouds …

Dark brood the clouds over the sea; shadows of foreboding sweep inshore. Sharp rain in the wind, a deserted beach; colours drained away, night now in the day .. no ships on the horizon, no birds on the wing the … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Poetry, The sea, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nature, Philosophy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in History, Philosophy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Love, Nature, Philosophy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Another day …

From the owl’s starlit hour, the dawn dispels the night, and with her imperious power claims the morning’s light. Though night, banished by the sun, leaves shadows in its wake with another day begun; wraiths of muted heart-ache. But a … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Love, Nature, Philosophy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment