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40 Days and 40 Nights. A Poem per Day to Stay Awake during Lockdown

‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period.

I have selected a range of 40 much-loved British poems. This is a small offering to those of you who spend much of the day at home. Continue reading 



In Times of Loss and Death. What is the Alternative to Acceptance or Grief?

 

We live in times of a certain intensity in a world of the predictable and the unpredictable. The global epidemic impacts upon perceptions increasing the levels of thoughts around health/sickness and life/death. Continue reading 



Three Poems. The Vow Upon the Rock. The Power of Eros. Who will You Listen to?

THE VOW UPON THE ROCK

You move your love beyond your normal reach,

and hug your life into an austere fast,

renounce what forms so old that others preach,

to take upon this challenge. Act at last!

Where you face daily the trials anew,

and devotion knows those torments to repair, Continue reading 



Moonlight Whispers. A Poem

Introduction to a Poem
Moonlight Whispers

Twenty-three meditators attended each of the two retreats in the Thai Monastery, Sarnath, India, this February (2020). Far fewer joined the retreat this year than 2109 with many cancellations due to coronavirus, floods, firestorms, political unrest in India etc. Continue reading 




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