Tag Archives: poetry

The poetry of protest

In small and large ways resistance to oppression, needless pain, foolish policy and injustice occurs all the time. Over lunch yesterday my Muslim friends talked about the many acts of support and solidarity that have occurred during the week (their … Continue reading

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Light/life

Kathy, my dear friend and cheer squad member – and poetry lover – told me on Friday that Mary Oliver, that fine US poet, has died. She writes (or wrote) moving and beautiful poetry, often about nature, and her work … Continue reading

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To be held

Last week was the first time for ages I haven’t done a post. This was because I was in hospital for heaven’s sake, with a grim little infection (meningococcal meningitis)¬† that really flattened me. I had been laid low at … Continue reading

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Dadda

Father’s Day today so thinking of dad and the many happy times I have had with him. He is slowing down, and gradually moving towards the end, so it is good to appreciate the time I spend with him now. … Continue reading

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Moonlight between the roof planks

On Friday at work I got an email from the fabulous Peter Willis, who has appeared in these posts before¬†and is a valued friend and supporter of me and this blog. He sent a link to a post on Brainpickings … Continue reading

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Sparrows as little gifts

I have noticed sparrows this week, those unobtrusive, dull, everyday birds, which nonetheless have a sparkiness and strength to them that really shines through. Birds, including sparrows (and like other animals), are relentlessly themselves too – no self-consciousness. They are … Continue reading

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Dreads

Bottlebrushes are flowering everywhere at the moment, absolutely everywhere. They are very common street trees, and in people’s gardens, with the most common kind, the red-flowering ones vastly outnumbering the pink ones, and the pale yellow kind. They remind me … Continue reading

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