Category Archives: Poems

Good Friday Waiting

I wrote this poem 15 years ago after a Maundy Thursday experience of what C.S. Lewis would have called Joy, or Sehnsucht. I was blissfully unemployed at the time, and was walking home through the park from giving a guitar … Continue reading

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Last night I burnt the Bible

Before we go any further I need to put some warnings and caveats on this post! Firstly, it’s another poem, for which I apologise to all who understandably hate poetry. Secondly, it’s not a particularly good poem. It doesn’t rhyme … Continue reading

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The first of Spring

Well, here in the northern hemisphere it’s the first day of Spring – meteorologically speaking, if not astronomically. (If you’re interested in the ins and outs of the technical definitions, here’s a blog post I wrote for work a few years … Continue reading

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New Year – so what?

Happy New Year. What does it mean? Another circuit of the Sun (a half billion miles to start again where we’d begun) Three-six-five revolutions, as many broken resolutions, Another cycle of the seasons – Cold and warm, light and dark, … Continue reading

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An October Gloria

I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but early October in southern Britain can be one of the loveliest times of the year, and mornings the loveliest times of the day. The worst heat of summer (if we’ve … Continue reading

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Poem: For the space of a dream

I. For the space of a dream For the space of a dream all nature holds its breath, Transfixed, to witness: to behold the city’s strange transfiguration – City of concrete and commerce transformed to heaven’s gold by sunset’s alchemy, … Continue reading

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