Books, Faith

A six point summary of twelve rules


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I’ve mentioned having read 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson already. After a number of conversations around Jordan Peterson with my friend Ryan, who’s about the smartest person I know, he gave this summary, which he has said I could post here. I said it would have been helpful if Jordan Peterson had written this

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Creation, Faith, Poetry

It is the turning aside


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Today is another poem, that simply has to be added to my collection here. I have been following Sarah Clarkson’s poetry readings on Instagram – see @sarahwanders if you’d like to also – which are all lovely, but today’s was particularly appealing. Any familiar readers will see why. It’s called The Bright Field by RS

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Creation, Faith, Poetry

It’s wavering image here


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Here is another poem I read during the week, in honour of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday on 28th February. There has not been enough Longfellow read and shared here. This one reminds me of Auden’s As I Walked Out One Evening for some reason, which might have more to do with the structure and metre

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Poetry

The Chairs That No One Sits In


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I read a poem of this title by Billy Collins during the week on the Poetry Foundation facebook page, and I simply liked it. This blog is nowadays functioning rather as an online commonplace book, perhaps not quite so appealing as a physical book, where I deposit ideas and quotes and observations that stoke at

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Books, Creation, Faith

The Sehnsucht in Elizabeth Goudge


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I knew already that Elizabeth Goudge was a person who knew die Sehnsucht, from the details she chose to describe so far in The Dean’s Watch, and then I read this: Until now life for him had meant the aridity of earthly duty and the dews of God. Now he was aware of something else,

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