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

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