The greatest of all human blessings

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized

Dying beautifullyMaybe it’s because I encountered death early in life that it holds no fear for me.

I was only nine or ten when my school friend died. Jane had a heart condition that meant she was physically weak and fragile, and most days she would have to stay in the classroom at playtimes. I would often choose to sit inside with her, keeping her company. I remember her pale and delicate heart-shaped face that always reminded me of a fawn; those huge eyes that suggested age and wisdom far beyond her years. When she died, I wrote a poem at school about my sadness and loss that also helped me to understand and come to terms with what had happened.

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Light show

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 in Poetry, Uncategorized

Light showThe interval is over.
Time is called.
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,
Every tiny adjustment signalling a momentous
Move that could not be known or understood

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