Category Archives: poetry

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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‘In the footsteps of the walking air’ Kenneth Patchen

‘In the footsteps of the walking air Sky’s prophetic chickens weave their cloth of awe And hillsides lift green wings in somber journeying. Night in his soft haste bumps on the shoulders of the abyss And a single drop of … Continue reading

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‘Love After Love’ – Linton Kwesi Johnson’s tribute to Derek Wallcott

  Thank you to Linton and Newsnight for this beautiful piece. Derek Wallcott died on Friday. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994  

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When We Were Trees – Ivy Bourgon

‘there was a time, not so long ago, that we were trees. trust me, we were. we grew old very, very, very old we lived at the whim of the seasons with no control over our many appendages that would … Continue reading

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‘The Poet and the Shepherd’ by Joshua Boettiger

https://parabola.org/2017/01/31/the-poet-and-the-shepherd-by-joshua-boettiger/ Click on the link to visit Parabola Magazine for this astonishing article by Joshua Boettiger:- ‘We could say the search for meaning – which is a holy search – becomes imperiled whenever the poet-self and the shepherd-self are out … Continue reading

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Song for the Salmon – David Whyte

So beautiful. Here’s the text, for those who find FB links hard to see:- ‘For too many days now I have not written of the sea, nor the rivers, nor the shifting currents we find between the islands. For too … Continue reading

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