London Snow

London Snow

Inspired by the blanket of snow covering London today (and most of the UK and Europe), the silence was what impressed on me most as I opened the door to my garden early this morning, and enjoyed the cold, crisp air and the whiteness.  It is magical, transformed into a slightly eerie, subdued space. This poem  is what emerged. London Snow Silence is not glistening gold, Nor even densely...

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Vines

Vines

I wrote this piece in South Western France, in the Aquitaine region near Bordeaux, in the heart of wine country, where we had a holiday home which was a wonderful converted mill, surrounded by vines and open farmland, and where the panoramic views over the countryside were spectacular. La Belle France is always a source of great inspiration for me, and I love spending time there. From:...

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The Goddess Tree

The Goddess Tree

The Goddess Tree   A poem taken from ‘Secret Garden of the Soul’ and inspired by a beautiful silver birch tree in a friend’s  garden in  Dorset, where I sometimes go to write. The tree looks remarkably like a woman standing with her arms outstretched, blessing and protecting and giving  beauty, nourishment and joy to the garden and those in it. The sort of place...

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Amber – Kindling the Spirit of Autumn

Amber – Kindling the Spirit of Autumn

‘Amber‘ is a poem written to capture the mellow sensual feel of autumn which I love, as the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisper, the leaves start to burnish and there is that distinct shift from summer’s lush green to orange and gold, deep red, amber and bronze. I am often inspired by a sense of new spirit, new beginnings in autumn, just as much as in...

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Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher Dreamily, I wrote poems; Exquisitely expressed, In my head In bed This dawning.   Mourning now, The words Dissolved, By light, By consciousness, By mundanity. If Dream-catchers Take hold of Night-time forms, Will a well-versed Poem-catcher ensnare Emergent thoughts? Landing those Un-harboured lines, With finely meshed Nets, golden havens For the precious Butterflies of the...

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Year of Love and Light

Year of Love and Light

Having embraced and been embraced by innumerable different experiences last year, I know I am not alone in describing 2010 as a year of reflection and withdrawal, of letting go and welcoming, of opening and accepting, of travelling and finding, and staying home and re-discovering – of diverse and wondrous people, places, and events, and of deep learning and a resultant sense of stillness,...

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