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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

St Teilo

Perhaps
sitting outside
probably always there
gazing inward at the outside
within


Backwards forwards
rocking 
fear revealed in dreams
reaching out to touch the flame
with sure knowledge of loss and regret
wonder at the pain of it.

Nothing prepares for the parting
everything there in memory
no reason to doubt
no reason to fear
no evidence to the contrary
ashen voices.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

it's been a while...

what with hospitals
death and a funeral

Cinquians

learning
in the present
it's not getting over
life is in the mix and messy
daily


ready
all in a line
moment of grace is now
opening the door and leaving
homeward

50 Words

The thing is
it's beginning to happen
slowly
acquiring the tools
materials
methods
making decisions
critically and intuitively
working towards making
all the time aware of something
calling
smiling
glowing in the darkness
creeping lightward
honouring something
without the need for recognition
confident understanding
giving permission

Always
we begin again*

*St. Benedict