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?
I have just read this, and absolutely fallen in love with it! So, here is another favourite poem, once more from the amazing Mary Oliver; What can I say? What can I say that I have not said before? So I’ll say it again. The leaf has a song in it. Stone is the face… Continue reading A new favourite poem
Good Friday is not supposed to be an easy day – and it’s not. I don’t know what to do with it, or how to make sense of it. But I am grateful for those whose poetic skills give shape to the chaos. And so two sections of poems. First ll39-56 of The Dream of… Continue reading Grateful for those who provide the words…
Today is World Poetry day – and today we have a deacons meeting. I am starting the meeting by reading one of my favourite poems, one of George Herbert’s prayers. And today, I am thankful for wonderful poetry and dedicated deacons. Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back. … Continue reading So much to be thankful for
I’m not sleeping well at the moment… A poem from Roger McGough sums it up Catching Up on Sleep i go to bed early to catch up on my sleep but my sleep is a slippery customer it bobs and weaves and leaves me exhausted. It side steps my clumsy tackles. with ease. Bed raggled… Continue reading Another poem
This is John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 15. The last two lines…. if all I ever preach is that, I’ll have done ok…. Wilt thou love God as he thee ? then digest, My soul, this wholesome meditation, How God the Spirit, by angels waited on In heaven, doth make His temple in thy breast. The… Continue reading Advent poetry