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Psalm 68 The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year But we should have a new soul – G K Chesterton Not in the tick of a clock Nor the shout of the … Continue reading

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                            Psalm 68 The form of the soul is the form of your world * Wandering Brooklands Spit Enraptured by the sweep, swirl & swoop Of black-backed gulls – Hearts portal swings To reveal the beating wings of a giant … Continue reading

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Psalm 66 When I first met Grandfather Spirit he somersaulted with joy… All faces spoke at once… He spoke what I need to know… He sat on ground… Wrote in dirt… F… i… d… e… l… i… t… y… Then … Continue reading

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Psalm 65          To neglect & not include the All – this is the greatest crime There is a day, month, hour, when A man stands before That Which carries him down the Arc of his days When he enters the … Continue reading

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Psalm 64 I have come to love my life… though it circles like a shark… There’s only one rule… be true now… That’s where teeth come in… Like… a woman asks… ‘Why did you lose your faith?’ & I’m treading … Continue reading

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Psalm 63 Out of the depths… I hear your voice… Tom Bombadil has arrived… Sense significance… Sanctity… Scrawl words to paper… Snooze – Pre-dawn… Out in my shed… Lapsang Souchong in hand… Thumbing my 70’s Lord of the Rings… I … Continue reading

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Psalm 62 In the fierce silence after the electrocardiogram Lion speaks first I don’t want your advice I don’t want your expertise I don’t want your experience I don’t want your help I want you I want the simple uncluttered … Continue reading

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Psalm 61 ‘you must get lost quite often’ my mother comments matter-of-factly as we pass the tiny creek winding to the rear of the dementia ward… ‘yes, all the time’ i reply… it’s as if we’re rehearsing basics… day one, … Continue reading

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           Psalm 60 Can it be three months since You first came to this place? Three short months since i first walked these sacred hallways… i was so afraid… Your first-born, ever-responsible son Trying my best to protect you… Yet … Continue reading

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                      Psalm 59 i cannot explain how you become icon to me… though i can say… i exclude nothing… i see your suffering… &… as son… bleed… i become a tender watcher along your way… press cigarettes & passionfruit ice-cream … Continue reading

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