These poems are the fruit of almost 30 years of occasional writing. They were written as private reflections, or for friends and family. I hadn't intended them for public consumption, but people have told me now and then that they thought I should share them, so I have. I shall add new poems if and when I write them, though a lot of my words tend to go into sermons these days!
If you find something you like and find helpful, you are welcome to use it and share it, but please make sure my name stays attached to it.
The poems are posted in no particular order, but the labels - click on links below - should help you find poems on various themes.
There are also separate pages on this blog containing links to music composed by my husband, Philip, and to Christmas stories which I have told here at Seal in place of sermons on Christmas Day.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

This new bread

There is no time for poetry
while fretful life,
kneading the still unleavened
bread of experience
pulls and pummels.

There is no time for poetry
until the resting dough
feels the small, insistene
push of yeast
breathing bubbled words, with unseen power,
into its heavy, silent bulk.

Then risen, baked and broken,
this new bread is ready to be shared.

Good Friday, April 17th 92

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