Category Archives: Poetry

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways! Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. In simple trust like theirs who heard Beside the Syrian sea The gracious calling … Continue reading

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“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention”

“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention.” – Richard Holloway, Doubts and Loves: What Is Left of Christianity, 2nd ed (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2001; 2005), p.241 Flicking back through my previous blog posts I found my preamble to an essay I … Continue reading

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Poetry, Piety and Prayer

“Poetry and Piety: The Book of Common Prayer and Literature in English” was the talk I attended last week, given by visiting speaker Professor Helen Wilcox. Points made by her I particularly noted: Prayer together is like a banquet, the … Continue reading

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Falcondale Lake

A beautiful place a nice walk from where I live. Quiet. I visited there last year, and once again as lambs are starting to appear in the hills, I loved spending some silent time there. Thanks to Vernon Lund who … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno

Dante’s Divine Comedy is a pretty important read for a theology student. Rather happily my flatmate has the video game of the first part, the Inferno, so I spent the day learning whilst getting to play on XBox! Dante wrote … Continue reading

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Remember Me

Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand. Nor I half turn to go, yet turning, stay. Remember me when no more day by … Continue reading

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Helicopter Poem

Challenge 4. Helicopter poem. Each verse consists of two long lines (like helicopter blades!), blurred together by using many of the same, or similar, or rhyming words in each. For added effect, keep returning to words you’ve already used throughout … Continue reading

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