Category Archives: Poetry and Lyrics

KNOWING THE TIME

The last dawn of February: The moon suspended in the west; The sun rising in the east; Both are melting in mist. A moment of ends and beginnings: Winter’s frost dressing the earth; Sliver of croci pointing to spring; Stillness … Continue reading

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MISTLETOE SPRING

MISTLETOE SPRING The oak tree Is crowned  In summer green. In it’s long shadow The plough turns The frozen earth White to black.   Mistletoe deceives: All the world Is wintering.   Winter  Is inexorable. Life must die back. Movement … Continue reading

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COVID NIGHT

Covid Night. In the early hours You pulled On the reins of my heart: Gifting me  A desperate nightmare. I could not breathe. Whatever I did whatever I tried I could not breathe. I woke up in a dark panic … Continue reading

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Have I been a wilderness?

  Have I been a wilderness? ( Jeremiah 2: 31)     ‘Have I been a wilderness? asks the Lord Was life in me so barren, dark and cold? It was not so when you lived in me of old: … Continue reading

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WHAT IS HOPE

What is hope? (For Liza)   Hope dwells in you as beating heart and breath: And day by day is seldom recognised: It is the life in you stronger than death, The source of dreams that cannot be described. Hope … Continue reading

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Corona Chronicles 41: Risk Assessment

  The Bishop wrote: ‘ Be in no hurry To open the churches; Be cautious, Be careful, Assess every risk.’   Don’t be fool hardy, Just wait and see; Covid is God To you and me.   In the night … Continue reading

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Vernacular Liturgy

  ‘Taking the Knee’ Is the latest Discovery Of society seeking Vernacular liturgy.   A bodily act; Expressed corporately: The individual, With others, In solidarity.   The football crowd Singing: Raising their arms adoring   From Temple To terrace The … Continue reading

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St John’s Day

  The year has turned: The mower Making hay Is blessed By butterflies Ascending From the grass In drifts of colour.   The bearded barley Shimmering In shades of green Still shields The swelling grain.   The hay Soon stacked … Continue reading

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A Lament

Beloved Church that nurtured me, Baptising and confirming me. In priest and people I learnt to see The promise of eternity.   In singing tones of Common Prayer I sought forgiveness and opened care. I believed that all you were … Continue reading

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Corona Crisis: 38: The Rainbow

Rainbow   Nave –like Bowing over us; Brilliant Be-jewelled drops Of drifting rain.   Distinct. Transfigured. Broken Light cascades From heaven Bright and brilliant.   The field Is a cathedral floor.     A momentary sign: Reality Breaks through. Promising … Continue reading

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