Tag Archives: life

Painting Loss with a Pen

Painting Loss with a Pen I’ve traded my pen for a paintbrush, Cashed in this ink for the splash of acrylic, Words have not been enough, Enough to contain the winter, The writer, Growth is change, And with change I’ve … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Challenges

Trying to rekindle an abandoned fire They tell me to write about a colour, Make it red, Express your feelings, Fill in the blanks, Create, That is the task, To use colour to create, But we’re not painting, Not sweeping … Continue reading

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Our Samsara

  Overstretching All gently moving, Tadpoles fly free from the pond, A leap to certain.   It’s hard to write about beauty Numb reality, Lost my sense of mindfulness, Nothing moves me here

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On retreat

These are a few of the poems and reflections I wrote whilst on retreat. I hope that you enjoy!   This is day two   The dew on the grass looks like specks of crystals in the sunshine, On the … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge After Tragedy (Part 3)

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to meditate on self-cherishing, impermanence and samsara (the life cycle) these last few weeks and I have really found refuge in the Dharma. This week’s pieces consist of a few short poems and … Continue reading

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