Poetry Monday: Path

I'm off to Scargill House in Yorkshire this week, for an annual writers' retreat led by Adrian and Bridget Plass. This poem was written for them, and the metaphor in it is one they often use: a narrow path of grace between the mountains of law and the swamp of licence. You can find this … Continue reading Poetry Monday: Path

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: 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

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