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Here and There

Halo of golden curls Dancing in the sunlight One small face, enrapt Longing to get it right. Tiny hands hold fast The tub of magic stuff And clasp the plastic wand Is wishing quite enough?   Thin strands of wispy … Continue reading

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Still dancing

  My artist friend is now 96 and has dementia but a few years ago she gave me some of the doodles and sketches she used to make in preparation for her major works. This is an extract from one … Continue reading

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The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life – that well worn phrase Favoured cliché of my mother Kids happily playing – yes they’re having the time of their lives. But what does it mean to me, now? I recall a time I … Continue reading

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A modern psalm

I don’t suppose you have to be particularly ‘religious’ to have heard of the hymn How great Thou Art. A song where the writer pours out the feeling of their heart and soul at the awesomeness of creation and anyone … Continue reading

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Eight

Just eight posts in 2016 Not the way to influence the world! Do I aim to? Now there’s a question Reminds of a story someone once told me – I’ve a feeling they might have got it from Jonathan Sacks … Continue reading

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Not a resolution…

… more of a dream One day Perhaps there will be time to write again To write as I always longed to write For the pleasure of creativity Not simply as a tool Conveying meaning That must be conveyed But … Continue reading

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This is the day

Death Six hours into the longest darkest night of the year, more hours from the reluctant dawn, John turned his face to the wall and breathed his last.     Life It’s three years this evening since Dad died. But … Continue reading

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