Tag Archives: poetry

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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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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Book write-ups: Godzone by Mike Riddell

If I had to choose only one spiritual book to take with me to a desert island, it would be Godzone by Mike Riddell. Godzone put a kind of ache in me for a bigger, wilder, freer, more poetic Christianity. It opened up my eyes to wide, heady vistas of new possibility and perhaps bears the greatest responsibility for where I am now, slowly emerging from my evangelical chrysalis. Continue reading

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