There Be Dragons!

I’ve always believed that a garden is worthwhile primarily for the magic it harbours. Enjoying a cup of tea in the sunshine this week, admiring our garden’s sudden growth, I caught sight of a clan[…]

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Tidal Cadence

Shorelines laying bare fishing boats kneel in the mud the sea takes a breath Living so close to the Thames estuary, the tides give rhythm to our days that we can see in the skies,[…]

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Attention to the Path

Meandering paths crisscross the planet, always leading home to Self. One of the deepest gifts we can give in this world is our attention — our full, open-hearted attention. And yet, it can be a[…]

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Spring in our Steps

England seems to have lost its Spring this year, but my calendar tells me it is May despite the weather. My foot is healing, and today we are off on a long-awaited adventure. We will[…]

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Whatever the Weather

Like much of the world, England is watching its weather with confusion and amazement as worry and amusement intermingle. In the same week that a hosepipe ban (water rationing) was rolled out across southern England,[…]

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Hand to Heart

Damien Hirst was interviewed on British television a few nights ago… I was already familiar with his work and the controversy surrounding it, but I’d never really heard him talk about his own art. His[…]

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Writing Spring

It’s too beautiful outside to be serious inside. If Mother Nature can be giddy with her spring bulbs, earthy smells and tumultuous bridsong, why shouldn’t I giggle with my poetry? Despite the morning’s gorgeousness, my energy[…]

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Allowance

I have been delving for words this morning, hoping to entice my Poetic Self to come out to play with me in the glorious spring sunshine… but I am tired, wounded. I can find no[…]

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Dawn Chorus

Spring is early this year, to both our delight and consternation. While we worry about our water tables and reservoirs (as we haven’t had much rain for quite a long time now), we wander outdoors more[…]

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