Category Archives: My poetry

The Kiss of Life .3

Again and again He kisses us on the mouth He reverently breathes life into us He teaches us how to breathe He lovingly imparts the word The word made flesh He spirits us Holy. Blessed Consummation. Our response is intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Life .2

Again and again I kiss you on the mouth I reverently breathe life into you I teach you how to breathe I lovingly impart the word The word made flesh I spirit you Holy. Blessed invocations. Your response is intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Life .1

† Again and again you kiss me on the mouth You reverently breathe life into me You teach me how to breathe You lovingly impart the word The word made flesh You spirit me Holy. Blessed invocations. My response is … Continue reading

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The Glass Tabernacle

A beautiful glass house effortlessly presented With its complex simplicity So perfectly minimal. A contradiction in texture From soft granular sand To a refined strength so desperately fragile. Prayer. Like happiness So exhibitly significant. I see into and out of … Continue reading

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Holy Holistics

Before I began my degree at Heythrop College, I spent 2 days at a poetry conference being held in the college, I stayed overnight in the Halls.  I did this in order to get a feel of the place, to … Continue reading

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Falling in Love

  One of the most beautiful and special peices of writing that I have ever been witness to, that I can ever claim to be Truth are the words below.  The words came at the precise time that God chose … Continue reading

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A Poem . . . because all droughts are now in room 101

  Once I was a bud.  Solid, tightly closed, safe Pip, heart, seed, in the centre hidden Beneath layers of ever-increasing budding growth Layers of outer softer growth Softening outwardly Secretly ever concealing and protecting my core Whilst being perfectly, … Continue reading

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The Final Passion

Today I took my two little daughters to Trafalgar Square to watch  The Passion.   It is Good Friday.  It is God Friday. It was so very moving.  At one point my youngest daughter hid behind my back, she couldn’t … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Men and Moons

Last night I went to see the beautiful film Of Gods and Men for the third time.  It is such a beautiful film.  All of its beauty transcends all of the brutalness. I watched it in a very peaceful, contemporary, sacred space. … Continue reading

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Humility

Listening to the psalm’s echo Hollow, upon an eve so bright Speaks louder than the silent night. No seraph’s touch, no charcoal hope Beloved Bethly one way street A crib of hay, where Love doth sleep And mortal men in … Continue reading

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Beloved Holy Christmas †

† Dim the lighting. Pour yourself a little fruit of the vine. Break a little bread. Light a candle. And find a place to snug. I will bless you with a little of my immortal verse. Be-Loved † 5 of … Continue reading

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An Eve of Poetry & Literature (2)

At a recent poetry and literature evening, I was asked to perform some of my poetry.  I have never done this publicly before.  On my 40th birthday I had an exhibition where I displayed some of my poetry alongside my … Continue reading

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An Eve of Poetry & Literature (1)

My dear friend, an author who is in the process of having her first novel published, was invited to read a chapter of her forthcoming book to a select audience, at an intimate evening of literature and poetry.  In a … Continue reading

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A Creature I So Know

It surely, in a world so abundantly rich in diversity, must be a grave sin to feel so uninspired.  I had a sudden bout of  writers block.  The first bloggers block in nine months of blogging in fact.  Writers block … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Fold

  Noble Lover, my soul you do undress And clothe me in your masculine shroud Of dignity.  Carressed.   Beautiful being, of ever Godly strength My penance you so greatly forge Ennobling in recompense.   When gentle man, my sorrows … Continue reading

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A Solitary Peace (part 2)

Amen x  My heart I place within your hands It beats outside of myself, to the rhythm of your name. My sleep is laced with filigree paths Each and every golden one leading me to you. A maze of latticed … Continue reading

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C.O.S.M.I.C

Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care is a charity which my family and I support.  All of my children have just walked 5K through Kensington and Hyde Park to raise money for equipment.  St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington is where … Continue reading

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The Martyr

My children could be plucked from this ambiguous world one by one And still I will Love. My body could be ravaged by disease and wasted of all life And still I will Love. You could strike me with your … Continue reading

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6 years ago today

Today All the white petals fell from the rose My beautiful rose. And all that was left of the strong stem Was an invisible spiral aspiring heaven bound Umbilical Connecting the clay to beyond the stars. 12th May 2005

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Imagine

Women in the early Christian Church had a significant place alongside Jesus Christ, with their unyielding faith.  As intuitive witnesses and natural sharers of their faith, Jesus entrusted this mission to women and they responded with deepest enduring fidelity. These were … Continue reading

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Psalm

Peter Owen-Jones has a book still currently on the shelves, entitled Psalm, by O Books, 2005, ISBN 1903816912 This is a beautiful compelling translation of just 11 of the ancient psalms which he has ‘recast’ into a contemporary idiom.   The … Continue reading

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Silence

The bad silence is like waiting idle for repose No response, no repose My too honest words leave me naked, exposed A failing of my nature, my Love. I pray one day I smile, that my great silence, be not … Continue reading

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Conversion

Kiss of Life Again and again you kiss me on the mouth You reverently breathe life into me You teach me how to breathe You lovingly impart the word The word made flesh You spirit me Holy. Blessed invocations. My … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion

Bearing the weight of the cross Dragging through hopeless hope and humiliation Until broken of all physical strength Collapsing.  Prayers aspiring. Nailed to the very wood with the iron will of Love enduring The wood once nurtured from the clay, … Continue reading

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The Veil

Agnostic days of my upbringing Give way to emerging spirals of hope, For I know so well, that in birth, in death, in Love, and in Truth The veil is stretched so fine. It is, as if it were pulled … Continue reading

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