This turned up on Twitter the other day, and I ADORE it. It is by Brian Bilston Advertisements
We are about to commemorate George Herbert, so what else am I going to post; it’s a loving and being loved kind of Lent! LoveIII Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me,… Continue reading It’s poetry time again…
I have a new practice; deliberately rereading poems I have forgotten about…. and one of them is The Wreck of The Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (Actually, I am rereading a lot of Hopkins, which is such a delight). Here is just the first verse – because when I started reading it, I didn’t get… Continue reading Rediscovering a poem
It’s a couple of days later than I hoped; but Saturday just did not seem like a day to be doing this. But today, I am feeling that the world has a place for us again, and this, though not exactly cheery, is a poem for this time of year that haunts me…. The Journey… Continue reading Well, it’s still technically Epiphany (sort of…)
Tuesdays are busy – and it’s not over yet, so here is a poem I love and that keeps me alert… It’s by Emily Dickinson Tell all the truth Tell all the truth but tell it slant, Success in circuit lies, Too bright for our infirm delight The truth’s superb surprise; As lightning to the… Continue reading A poem
According to the weather app on my phone, its about 10 degrees cooler today! I certainly feel better, and my brain isn’t (quite) so fudgy. So, I can face thinking about stuff again, and this is what has been in my head. Because, what day is not made better by a bit of John Donne.… Continue reading Poetry for (almost) midsummer…
The Leader – Poem by Roger McGough I wanna be the leader I wanna be the leader Can I be the leader? Can I? I can? Promise? Promise? Yippee I’m the leader I’m the leader OK what shall we do?