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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 wonder of life – potato skins

Oh the wonder of potato skins Rooting on my window sill! The tuber, meant to sustain new life I have eaten. Its atoms, calories, molecules Are part of me. All it has left are the skins I discarded With their … Continue reading

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Ginger – life fights back

  After a while a new growing tip emerged from the chewed top which opened into a very stunted leaf. The next one had its tip missing. But hey! It’s still growing! Life is stronger than destruction.

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Who calls?

I walk through life No, I run, I hop, I skip However, I travel I am no longer where I was But sometimes I sit And time just passes by In my mind Or in my heart I can return … Continue reading

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Snowdrops to remember Mum who died seventeen years ago, today It was a Saturday that year, too A crocus to welcome Ciara born yesterday Winter or Spring? Seasons come and go We come and go Yet Life keeps on.

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Ascension Day

I posted this first in Bengeo Prayers but the joint ideas of heaven and earth seem relevant here, too. Do we stand gazing into heaven oblivious of the needs around us? Do we rush off trying to solve the world’s problems … Continue reading

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Walking on thorns

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. Elizabeth Barrett Browning A friend and I were pondering these words … Continue reading

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Advent Musings

It is dark. The lights have been dimmed and the people wait in hushed expectancy. As eyes adjust, the outline of fat white candles can be faintly discerned. Candles standing in place awaiting the flame that will bring them to … Continue reading

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Amazing That was Tim’s reaction when I posted this picture And yes, He reminds me I was truly amazed when the first of these flowers Appeared in my garden Year after year They come More and more amazing Yet I … Continue reading

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Mowing the lawn

A task A job to be done A chore So some people seem to view it But to me After a stressful day Sorting other people’s problems To come home and catch The last of the light Before the sun … Continue reading

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