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Trinitarian meditation

I compiled the prayer during my morning devotions as I felt the need to focus my mind on the Trinity and the interaction within it. It is closer to poetry than prose, this is deliberate it wants to have a sense of dance behind it. It references various Bible references, theological ideas and other Christian […]

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Jack the Hunter

As the swallows gather on telephone wires I wake out of my summer slumber and start to trace the lines of the breeze while I drift among the trees cupping the leaves within my hands I  breathing on them turning this one red and that one yellow they remain a while glowing in autumn sun […]

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South Rhins

I turn south at the isthmus and move into the fog-laden peninsula as I approach scavenging rooks rise from roadkill carcass trees grasp overhead as the road clambers onto the ridge the curlews call from below along the rock-strewn shoreline while in single road villages fuchsias flower on flat-topped walls sparrow crowds cling feeding on […]

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List Making

In the time that does not exist between me getting in and having to be out I am planning a list of jobs that I will postpone. This poem I published in  “Scissors, Paper, Shadow, Stone” a collection of prose and poetry from Broomspring Writers in 2012

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Shrove Tide

Between the lighting of a candle and the beating of batter, at the barren bound time when the cold iron air hits the hard flint earth a spark is created that will light the spring fire of the coming year. This poem I published in  “Everything Looks Green From Here” a collection of prose and […]

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Ice Ages

Sprite child on sighting snow dances with delight at a miracle not seen before each precious flake hoarded to build an eight inch snowman Students delight in time out of school, vying to build the best igloo or using compressed handfuls in their own power struggles Adult involved in balancing complex priorities, choosing between the […]

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Deer

Seaward driven by winter’s hunger twig thieving from a barren hedge our headlights capture you a frightened harbinger of snow. I published  a different version of this poem in  “Everything Looks Green From Here” a collection of prose and poetry from Broomspring Writers in 2010

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Winter in the Park

It was cold when I set out the sort of cold where the air feels dry as the moisture freezes The park fenced around by shadowed black railings kept no one in the remains of a forgotten hedge did not stir to the fluster of small birds nor children call to their parents from the […]

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Pilgrim Path

past the water channel that marks the boundary of the arrow-grass salt marsh we finally step out onto mudflats then awkwardly hop about as we remove clumsy boots tie  laces together and hang them from our packs then roll our trousers above the knee in preparation for the traverse cautiously we move trying to avoid […]