Tag: spiritual poetry

What’s the matter now? (And a poem: The Family Tree)

I’ve been unwell this week – my cancer continues bouncing around my body. It wreaks havoc amongst the cells: everywhere and sometimes nowhere. The term no evidence of active disease and no evidence of disease simply means there aren’t yet sensitive enough tools at the radiology and oncology and laboratory units to locate it. But

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Sanctuary

Our house holds all I loveYet The door is openFor there’s always roomFor more -one more, many moreLove knows no boundsLove is my sanctuary.My door is open.Every nightThe owls ask whoWho are youWho is homeWho is gone?Every morningThe doves cryCooing in mourningFor those who have goneThe afternoons bringLight casting long shadowsThrough the crystalsIn the heart

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Common Birds

There are no common birds. Each wing, every song, so singular and distinct. From my distant grounded sight In perfect view of every one Watching for colors or shadows as the cat wraps his tawny coat around my painful knees, he sees breakfast landing amongst the fullness of green summer trees. He lays his liquid

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