Poetry

Faint, yet pursuing


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Oh, the best laid plans and all … I actually had a silly drama getting to that bush walk on Saturday, which I mostly created myself, such that I missed the first two kilometres of it, and I was going to write what would probably have turned into a long story, but in the end

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Creation

When I in awesome wonder …


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I spent the day bushwalking in Bungonia National Park yesterday. The gorge was so ‘majestical’, as one of the guys on the walk would say, you couldn’t help but marvel at God. ‘When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur …’ (I’m quoting from one of my favourite hymns, How Great Thou Art, if you

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Poetry

Tending my lot


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A new beginning calls for a return to old beginnings and my dearest literary friend Christina Rossetti. There has not been enough poetry, either in my life or on the blog, of late, so here I will place one. I’ve alluded before to the idea of the desert blooming as the rose (which one day

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Life

Welcome to my new abode


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So, it’s all been quiet on the western front of late, but I have actually been spending more time on my silly blog than in ages gone by. The reason is that hopefully you are now here, at the new url, with the shiny new site! I have gone very close to mental over this,

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Then grace has lifted a mighty burden


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I’m finished reading Wendell Berry novels, which might be a relief to some, but I did like this little passage from a short story called A Burden, in the collection of short stories A Place in Time. If you’ve ever been to a funeral of someone of doubtful destiny you might relate to this, usually

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