Tag: Hereford

Go to an Inner Garden

Go to an Inner Garden

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #11) In agony He prays As we do too Wordlessly Except perhaps in "Help!" Or simply "O my God!" The knowledge Of tragedy Sometimes seems Too much to bear Can we go to an inner garden And meet God there? ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired … Continue reading Go to an Inner Garden

Creation Here Thrives

Creation Here Thrives

Traherne Windows Cycle #3 Creation here thrives - The swifts The beetle, so magnificent The moths The humble ant - Each speaks Their word from God Which is alive. This is the next poem in the Traherne Windows Cycle, which was inspired by stained glass windows in Hereford Cathedral by Tom Denny, celebrating the writings … Continue reading Creation Here Thrives

The One Who Betrays

The One Who Betrays

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #10) Passover meal And always in real Fellowship The one who betrays Who once belonged Gashes the wronged With devilish Selfish ways. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral. Previous poems appear … Continue reading The One Who Betrays

Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication

Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #9) To wash their feet No heroic feat That would ever make the news But a hands on demonstration Of love's practical Compassionate dedication. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral. Previous … Continue reading Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication

Step Out of the Darkness

Step Out of the Darkness

(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #8) When demons Step out of the darkness And become legion It is then We need a powerful word Above the storms The crying, the shrieks Still now sometimes heard. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the … Continue reading Step Out of the Darkness

Inspiring Prose – “a tree set on fire”

" The Cross of Christ is the Jacob’s ladder by which we ascend into the highest heavens...That Cross is a tree set on fire with invisible flame, that Illuminateth all the world. " Thomas Traherne from The Traherne Windows, Hereford Cathedral The writer Thomas Traherne is remembered on 10th October, so I am re-posting from … Continue reading Inspiring Prose – “a tree set on fire”

Inspiring Prose: “the immortal cornfields”

"The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting..." Thomas Traherne's inspired vision of the world is beautifully captured by some stunning stained-glass windows in Hereford cathedral. At the top you can see a figure running, perhaps with a … Continue reading Inspiring Prose: “the immortal cornfields”