Poetry

What the alder said

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Poetry

What the alder saidI’ve always envisaged this poem as a children’s picture book. Maybe it will be one day…

“Let’s visit my favourite tree,” said the girl.

“Hhmph!” said the dog, through his favourite toy.

They walked their favourite path to the stream.

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To be or not to be

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Poetry

Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)In trying so hard not to be
That which I wish to avoid,
All I have known and felt as
Hurtful
Painful
Isolating
Challenging
Unloving
Unpopular
I can deflect.

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Light show

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 in Poetry, Uncategorized

Light showThe interval is over.
Time is called.
Now!
How long have I hoped to hear those words?
Aeons, and lifetimes, and incarnations, and contracts
All building so beautifully, so purposefully up to
This moment,
Instantly.
Every tiny adjustment signalling a momentous
Move that could not be known or understood
Before

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Call of Sophia

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in Poetry

Call of Sophia

I hear it often before I feel it – a low unrelenting hum
That arrests and strains me towards it, yearning to catch
The rhythm and pulse in my heart and womb.
My breath becomes the refrain of Her call.

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Eternal flame

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in Poetry

Goddess of the hearthSomeone has smoored the fire, apart from my tending.
A pale and creeping chill has shawled my shoulders,
Infringing my dulled heart and labouring belly.
I yearn for the leaping flame, the heat-blushed cheek,
And the charged crackle of life-affirming burn.
I want anything, nothing, anything but to cradle this cold.
My instinct to distraction.

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