Many of these are traditional in origin, but rewritten by me. If you use them in the form I have written them, please acknowledge me as the author
Christmas Stories - told at Christmas Day services in place of the sermon
The Christmas Branch
The King's Storyteller This is an original story - please credit me with it as author.
Marko's Christmas Visitors - adapted from a Serbian folk tale
What can I give him? Another original by me - please credit me
St Brigid's Christmas Adapted and assembled from a patchwork of stories about St Brigid
Brother Comgall and the mouse
The Crib of Bo Bossu
The Gift of the star
The Holy Night
Old Tom assembled from a variety of legends about cats at the crib
The Owl's Christmas
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.