Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The little girl

As my girls grow 
discovering their coquettish side 

my little girl
stands at the abyss

foxy on stand-by
not a question
waiting silently

the ancestral line of girls
and mothers
and aunts

not quite knowing
that they can
that they have

foxy waiting
sliding past obstacles

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Healing Power of Nature

it's the birds
the bamboo swaying in the wind
the rush of the squirrel's winter job

that way and this they flit 
part of my world
mine part of theirs

these days when the clouds descend
the continuous hum of aliveness
quietens the jitter in my heart

the healing power of nature
day in and day out
enduring presence for all

Wednesday, 9 September 2015



crossing oceans
pushed back
by fear

crossing rivers
so cold
pulled forward
by hope

crossing the railway line
this is mine
torn apart
by greed

crossing the border
I am hungry
I need a home
can you refuse

pushing closer
pulling together
tearing the bread
giving refuge

in the dark woods
close to creation
will we find help
will clarity prevail

Monday, 24 August 2015

Journey into the unknown

with the children
the long summer holiday
raining down in buckets

what the heck 
let's get into a train
journey into the unknown

soaked to the bones
on the trails of Brunel
finding our inner explorer

the old and the new
the joy of water 
in all its forms

the stick race
oh what delight
come and gone

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


there is change afoot
from fertile landscape 
to landscape of depth

woman to mother to woman

I am drawn to the river 

renewed possibilities

to shape
to create
to deepen

a sense of new self

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Sources of light and support

mother love in triangle 

where troubles melt like lemon drops

moving through the heart grace and gentle 

protecting sacred spaces and death and life

arctic mother's arms wide open

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Post Election Blues

post election blues
heart in heart
keep journeying

sit and act
act and sit
heart to heart

we are one


Monday, 23 March 2015

Letting go - Day Seven

emerging light
light emerging
intimate spaces of self

that's ok
I know

dropping into the ocean
arms wide open
float to the bottom


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

Letting go - Day Four

warm glow
hearth of redemption

crowding around
circling the triangle
entanglement in the branches
futile stab for gain

inside beckons
burn up the rage
shed the skin
let yourself be cradled

back and forth
let go

ohm shanti ohm