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Poetry Mondays: Partying Angels

Since I was performing this one again on Saturday as part of my Celebration Stories programme (newly rewritten for 2017!) I thought I'd pop it up here. It has appeared in various forms at various occasions, including as a rhyming skit shared with a puppet, but I prefer performing it exactly as I first wrote … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Partying Angels

Poetry Mondays: Patchwork

Today's poem is a meditation on a patchwork quilt, written years ago when I started a 'poetry blog'.  I'm not even going to link to that blog, which flailed about for a bit and then stopped, but I'm still proud of some of the poems there, and will be moving them in here bit by … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Patchwork

Throwback Thursday: Letter to a Young Author

As I mentioned at the start of this blog, I'm moving in here gradually, which will sometimes mean going over to an old blog and picking up some stuff that might come in useful and finding a new place for it here.  Having an occasional 'Throwback Thursday' seems like the ideal way to do that. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Letter to a Young Author

What I’m up to Wednesday: Dragons and Hats

Now that I've got the hang of Poetry Mondays, I'm hoping to use the occasional Wednesday to share what I've been up to, whether writing, storytelling or wearing one of my various other hats. Speaking of hats, I wore several at an Easter Parade in Caldecote on Palm Sunday, telling journey stories as we made … Continue reading What I’m up to Wednesday: Dragons and Hats

Poetry Mondays: Christus Victor

I've been out in the garden today, looking at the signs of spring - snowdrops and bright yellow flowers (I'm not a botanist) are appearing like a hidden hoard of gold turned up by the plough, reminding me of this spring/Easter poem I wrote a couple of years ago.     I'm very fond of … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Christus Victor

Poetry Mondays: John 1

Last week I wrote this blog post for the Association of Christian Writers' blog, More Than Writers.  It finishes with a poem called Katalambano (click above and have a look at the blog post to find out more about what that means!) The poem is one of a pair, but I wrote them years apart.  The first … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: John 1

Poetry Mondays: Rebekah

Since yesterday was Advent Sunday, today I'd like to share a sonnet I wrote during Advent last year.  Every Advent, we use a Jesse tree to remember the characters and stories that make up the bigger story of God's saving plan for his world.  Rebekah is one of those people, called out of her home … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: Rebekah

Poetry Mondays: The Kingdom’s Down Here

  I wrote this - what is it? A performance poem, doggerel, a rant? - a few weeks after Brexit, and I think that in the light of the American election it may be worth sharing it again.  Some people might find it useful for Advent and Christmas, too, as it explores ideas about the kingdom … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: The Kingdom’s Down Here

Poetry Mondays: All Saints

Today being All Hallows Eve, tomorrow must be all hallows, or all saints' day.  The church will be celebrating the lives of the saints: Christians who have lived and died before us. Here's a performance poem that I wrote quite a while ago for a primary school assembly on all saints' day.  It was performed … Continue reading Poetry Mondays: All Saints

LightCraft

Every year round about now, I start to see posts all over social media discussing and debating the issue of Halloween: what to do about it, whether to embrace it, what its roots really are and whether it's a bit of fun or a terrible problem for society in general (or for teenagers, children, the … Continue reading LightCraft