Tag Archive: Poetry

My Country

The love of field and coppice,Of green and shaded lanes.Of ordered woods and gardensIs running in your veins,Strong love of grey-blue distanceBrown streams and soft dim skiesI know but cannot share it,My love… Continue reading

Small Kindesses

By Danusha Laméris I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when… Continue reading

I like poetry

You Can’t Have It All But you can have the fig tree and its fat leaves like clown hands gloved with green. You can have the touch of a single eleven-year-old finger on… Continue reading

Memento Mori

Meditating on your mortality need not be depressing if you use it as a tool to find your priority and meaning, to gain some perspective and urgency. Use it as a reminder to… Continue reading

The journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt… Continue reading

Today is going to be Awesome

I overuse the word “awesome” (as well as the word love). Especially at my age it is lame, but I can’t help myself. It’s fun to say. (There are worse problems in the… Continue reading


Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away or become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. Pema Chodron . …. the faith and the love and the hope are… Continue reading

My Favourite Poem

This is my favourite poem. I studied it at school. When I read it now, some lines just call to me. …I have measured out my life with coffee spoons… …I have heard… Continue reading