Tag Archives: hope

This Too Shall Pass

The lifting of the veil  She smiles, After a week of rain, She smiles, And it had been so long since I saw her eyes, Saw their colour, That I feared I had lost them in the blackness, In the … Continue reading

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To Stop Dreaming

To stop dreaming She dropped the rag, Threw in the towel, Hoisted up that white flag, Lay down a head on the pillow, Breathed out… And held it A tired sun drifts down, A smile drops, A blue sky grows … Continue reading

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Sunlight: Waking up

  Present The apple tree whispers in the sunlight, The pigeons coo and play, The house rests quiet and motionless, Another cool summer’s day.   Hope A little sad child sat down cross-legged, And opened a shining yellow box, Sunlight … Continue reading

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Growing through Grief

  Picking up the cutlery In rage we threw everything, Forgot that we’d have to make it perfect, Forgot that all would have to be replaced, They lie there faceless, Open mouths with no breath to protest, In rage we … Continue reading

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Reflections on samsara and impermanence

I’ve written quite a bit these last couple of months. There is something about sadness which makes me reach for the pen. Not all of it has been about grief and self-absorption, I’ve been away on a meditation retreat and … Continue reading

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