Tag: poems

A Year of Inspirers (9) – Celebrating George Herbert

“Love bade me welcomeBut my soul drew back...” So begins one of George Herbert’s great poems, called “Love (III)”. Although Herbert is not very well known as a poet, he writes with a powerful simplicity.  He understands love, suffering and inner struggles. Many of his lines have inspired me.  This is how his poem "The … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (9) – Celebrating George Herbert

Published Work – ‘Notes to Nouwen’ as an E-Book

This is the first e-book I have published, which means it is available at a very low cost. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, who comments, and has made my writing this blog so rewarding. Notes to Nouwen 'Notes to Nouwen' has just been published as an e-book. This collection contains 54 poems … Continue reading Published Work – ‘Notes to Nouwen’ as an E-Book

Inspiring Poems: Celebrating Earth Day – “Glory be to God for dappled things”

Our beautiful earth is full of  fascinating with patterns, and we, as humans, have minds that notice patterns, remember them and even perceive new patterns after careful contemplation, or receiving teaching, wisdom or stories. This beautiful poem is all about celebrating patterns in the natural and human world - the “dappled things”: Glory be to … Continue reading Inspiring Poems: Celebrating Earth Day – “Glory be to God for dappled things”