Category: The Calling

Journey in a Dream


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I lay down in the field

And slept by a silent stream

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And one like a shepherd

 Appeared in a dream

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Calling for me

To follow

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I knew his voic

He led me through

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A valley of darkness

Where his ways

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Were a light for my feet

And though other voices assailed me

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I came at last to a meadow

Where already there were many sheep

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He smiled and opened the gate

A gesture to enter and graze.

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Inspired by Psalm 23

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A New Kind of Life

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Descend lower

to the world darker

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Than the shadow

of the valley of humiliation

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To a placelessness

of no name

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Where the soul seems about to dissolve

into meaninglessness

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Here the world

and what I valued

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Had little relevance

and significance reversed

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In the emptiness

there is silence

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And in the silence, voices can be heard

calling, insistently, critically, temptingly

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And all I could do

Was pray

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And there in the darkness

Was Death

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And there in the darkness

Was God

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And what was required

Was a kind of resurrection

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To emerge

In a new kind of life.

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from “The Calling” –  a collection of poems about a spiritual journey. It originates simply ‘in the beginning’ before passing into darkness and then on to a mysterious, visionary ascent.

Hope is present throughout in the spiritual symbols of flame, night, wound, fountain and love.

Its destination is in the moments of illumination with which the collection ends.

This, and other collection of my work, may be purchased through Lulu.com, and you can access my “Author Spotlight” page here.

On any purchases made before the end of April, I will donate all profit to the charity Kintsugi Hope , who work to promote mental and emotional health.

Thank you,

Michael

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Focus on Published Work for Charity – ‘The Calling’

The Calling

‘The Calling’ is about a journey. It originates simply ‘in the beginning’ before passing into darkness and then on to a mysterious, visionary ascent.

Hope is present throughout in the spiritual symbols of flame, night, wound, fountain and love.

Its destination is in the moments of illumination with which the collection ends.

This, and other collection of my work, may be purchased through Lulu.com, and you can access my “Author Spotlight” page here.

On any purchases made before the end of April, I will donate all profit to the charity Kintsugi Hope , who work to promote mental and emotional health.

Thank you,

Michael

Beyond the Planets

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Beyond the planets

are those who have seen

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More of horror and distress

than you are able to imagine –

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Each year the lightness flickers

from solstice to solstice

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And we plough on

determined in each our separate furrows

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Driven by the desire

for completion this time.

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Does God look on in mercy

call to us from the stars

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To stop, stand and stare,

read in the beauty of the constellations

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A destiny that involves

rising to a new life of dreams

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Beyond the conception

of the toiling world?

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