A Song for All Hallows Eve

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining Over the red roofs of Glastonbury town. Asleep are the folk, lying there quietly dreaming Of the coming of the Winter King’s holly crown. Dark is the night; its nadir as black as coal. Only the fire red eyes of the dragons glow, But something is stirring,…

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A Cathedral of Birds

Watkins Books’ Mind Body Spirit online magazine has now published my poem, A Cathedral of Birds, which you can check out by clicking this link: https://www.watkinsmagazine.com/a-cathedral-of-birds Or you can read the whole poem here on my blog. It was partly inspired by my experiences of singing in the choir under the heavenly Vesica arches of…

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The Power of the Bard

I’ve recently decided to concentrate more on writing poetry than long essays, but not because I want to hide in some irrelevant and anachronostic past-time …..far from it. It’s because I‘ve been coming to realise that what’s known as the ‘power of the bard’ is one of the true swords of the shaman or those…

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