Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The little girl

As my girls grow 
inevitably
discovering their coquettish side 

my little girl
stands at the abyss
wondering

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
guiding
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

Refugee

refugee
man
woman
child


crossing oceans
tracks
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

Change


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

Ouroboros

Monday, 23 March 2015

Letting go - Day Seven

emerging light
light emerging
intimate spaces of self

that's ok
good
I know

dropping into the ocean
arms wide open
float to the bottom

owl
still
 settled










Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

Letting go - Day Four

Tent 
warm glow
inside
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

swing 
back and forth
around
let go






om shanti om