The Brain’s a Tunnel

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Owl sculpture by Dorothy Love… Continue reading The Brain's a Tunnel

If the People is Sovereign, Lying to the People is High Treason

As 2016 comes to an end, I want to present an argument which I believe follows from the year’s events. Different elements of the argument have already been touched on here in recent posts.

I must begin with language and those first words of St John’s Gospel. In the beginning was [and was always]… Continue reading If the People is Sovereign, Lying to the People is High Treason

Naming the Beast              of the Year

 

This beast has our country’s contours

written all over it.

 

It has leapt from out of the ruins

of the city, those hollow squares,

 

and from the great labrynth below ground

where the thread got tangled,

 

and from the wi-fi and… Continue reading Naming the Beast of the Year

Presidential Election Night November 2016

All night, the great tree raged outside our windows.

It wanted to give way to the wind, but could not.

It wanted to fly over the hill on the wind’s crest

lashing our house as it passed,

smashing the roof, bursting each window.

What agony to be pinned like this… Continue reading Presidential Election Night November 2016

Dorset in View

From above, this region is a quilt

of all colours, covering a vast

and restless sleeper ; each week

the colours have shifted, wrapped

in season. No pause here. No holding still.

The tractor driver spends all the daylight

The Dance of the Emperor who Wears no Clothes

The Brexit dance continues. And in London, a court case has just come to an end, in which lawyers have been debating whether or not Parliament should have influence over the Brexit process. We shall hear the result of that court case in the near future.

But its implications are profoundly important and the… Continue reading The Dance of the Emperor who Wears no Clothes

Autumn UK 2016

 

Today our skies evicted the swallow

and the swift was banished weeks ago

and in Dorset the house martin

whose tiny mud globes once crammed the eaves

was simply absent all year.

 

And last week Putin, unrestrained,

bombed hospitals in Aleppo

and Trump continued… Continue reading Autumn UK 2016

The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

Following the death of David Jenkins on September 4th, I want to bear witness in my own small way to his great stature as a man and true priest.

The first obituaries I read gave prominence to his Virgin Birth and Resurrection “denials.”  And of course, in his time, he was called “The Red… Continue reading The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

Poems for… Self at Sea

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmtDPbcyves for a new collection of 30 poems on mental distress. Various authors have contributed, some of them psychiatric in-patients, one a prisoner. The video is a recording of my voice as I read each short poem. You can see the text of the poem onscreen at the same time.

It… Continue reading Poems for... Self at Sea

Sayings

Reaching for words
is like searching the earth
for stones
and then shaping them
one after another
into a path.

 

 

Your words took my breath away.

They killed me with their song.

They made my womb turn over.

Sing to me again.

 

The words… Continue reading Sayings

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