Monthly Archives: October 2015

This surprising life

A veil of high cloud Damp black earth This life between. The clay cracks The window darkens Day becomes night. This revolution Overturning the soul It is only yet a day. The splendour of red In the green forest Under … Continue reading

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Still Life

Oh I don’t know But you say you do Show me! It is another language A different people And I belong to them. Racing about We score the earth Digging deeper furrows. Elegant sun Of royal sky Human hope for … Continue reading

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The Tide of Silence

Taking breath The sun The moon. It sweeps round With the wind Golden leaves fall. Just there Where the heart is Nowhere else to go. We are all Stoics Yet always life Overwhems us. A slow mosquito Redolent of wasps … Continue reading

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Apart from this house of clay

Lightness, always Lightness Even the depths Reach for the heights. Being one seeing is difficult Not being one everything is clear And being both and neither? The flicker of light through leaves The sunshine thermal The mountain breathes in. Sunset’s … Continue reading

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Energy Break

Due to the loss of electical capacity mentioned in, Solar Panels etc, an earlier post, and the cloudy and wet autumns here, I shall be posting less to the blog than normal. Hopefully when autumn turns to winter and the … Continue reading

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Notes from Thomas Merton

“I can imagine no other joy on earth than to have a hermitage and to be at peace in it, to live in silence, to think and write, to listen to the wind and to all the voices of the … Continue reading

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A Devastating Touch?

The touch is devastating There is no going back Life has been transformed After the glory There are only ashes. There is no understanding That can bind any moment To the great absence Again and again There is only ever … Continue reading

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Life Passes

From without life passes There is no agitation It rolls and then stops Unremarked and unremarkable. From within life passes All is passion and strife It moves swiftly and yet ends Unremarked and unremarkable. Of course it is different Some … Continue reading

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Anything at all?

Anything at all? A plangent chord then And sunlight in the trees. It’s always enough We wear ourselves away Over nothing. Late autumn sun The ochre of nostalgia In one last blaze. My few books dwindle Lent and lost Scattered … Continue reading

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And other paradoxes

It still gives After all this time Music in an empty room. The sun streams in Unquenchable Yet I’ve done so little. Life wears away Roughens the edges What is there left to show? Finding myself here The dying year … Continue reading

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