Wrestling with the Dark Angel – a series of poems

This drawing by Gustave Doré is one of several depictions by well-known artists of an incident recorded in the Book of Genesis, in which Jacob wrestled with an angel for a night. Towards the morning, the angel touched Jacob on the thigh, which left him “halt”… Continue reading Wrestling with the Dark Angel - a series of poems

The Lie has Settled on Italy

Dame Julian of Norwich

Dame Julian of Norwich was an anchoress. She lived in the fourteenth century and wrote “Revelations of Divine Love.”

She “good counsel did give” to her visitors, one of whom was Margery Kempe who wrote an autobiography, a rare and perhaps unique thing to do… Continue reading Dame Julian of Norwich

To Lie

Moving House

 

If my house were moving I’d run outside for safety.

But what if outside were moving, too ?

What if nothing is not moving, but all

and everywhere, all the time,

is being replaced by something radically new

at a speed forever accelerating, already break-neck ?

There’s… Continue reading Moving House

Mere Words

Forced to witness and live, day after day, this nation’s fraught and inept and demented progress towards Brexit – the unforgiveable false step, waste and wanton irrelevance of it, the tedium, obsessive delinquency, delusion, shame, the sheer disgraceful wrong and disaster of it – I retreat into words, not just for some slight relief, but… Continue reading Mere Words

The Lie is Many-Headed

A Change in the Atlantic

More on Winter

Four Haiku for the Winter

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