Category Archives: poetry

The Bright Field – R. Thomas

‘I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realise … Continue reading

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Oriah Mountain Dreamer – The Invitation

‘It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to … Continue reading

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Sometimes – David Whyte

Depth and beauty from David. Here’s the text, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook links. SOMETIMES Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, breathing like the ones in the old stories, who could cross a shimmering bed of … Continue reading

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‘Campaign’ Carol Ann Duffy

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/10/campaign-a-poem-by-carol-ann-duffy-exclusively-for-the-guardian Click on the above link to visit the Guardian for this wonderful poem by Carol Ann Duffy. Says it better than we could… Thank you Carol Ann. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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The Stranger in You – David Whyte

Click on the above link to visit David’s Facebook page for another haunting image and some beautiful words… The theme of coming home to ourselves – including more of who we are – is so central to therapy. It is … Continue reading

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Anthony Lemme on saying ‘yes’ & permission

‘Your place is not to tell yourself no; your place is to say yes and then find a way. Whatever it is, it doesn’t need to be perfect, it doesn’t need to be fancy, it doesn’t need to be big. … Continue reading

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Keeping Quiet – Pablo Neruda

Keeping Quiet ‘Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. … Continue reading

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