Category Archives: My Poems

The Place Beyond Words

In the white swan space of thin mountain air Truth comes as light pure unseen flowing – bathing illuminating entire worlds Who am I beyond words beyond thoughts beyond ideas beyond memories beyond emotions what am I really beneath it … Continue reading

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Willingness to See

Am I willing to see That I am already free? My restless fitful dreams Of limitation and of loss, Of struggle fear and pain, Speak of duty to the call of others, And in the drudgery of life, My own … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Remember Who You Are

This poem I wrote as an offering and affirmation to someone I loved many moons ago. I came across it again recently and would like to share it now as an invitation to other women, as well as to the … Continue reading

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Golden Threads

The following poem I wrote as the result of a process I worked through as explained in his new ebook, Escape to the Homelands of the Heart – Awaken your Inner Poet, by Michael R Dale. A book I can … Continue reading

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Wild One – Record of a dream, written on a train, given to a stranger

I know I am alive, but forget to remember and rejoice. So now, awake, I celebrate, Defying the numbness of my normal life. In my dream I glow And move with a singing vibrancy. I flow, with the current of … Continue reading

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Rain Drops

Rain drops drumming on the roof. Do they soothe or do they torment? Relentless unanswered questions: Safety or risk, bravery or fear, Overwhelm, abandonment, Blame or shame, love or hate? – Who am I? A curse of adaptation, or did … Continue reading

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SUN & RAIN – easter 2013

Days of winter wet, overcoat days and duck down nights. We wake to analyze the shuttered light, peering through the gloom, And listen for the telltale signs: rustling leaves? splattering rain? Our blanket moods grown heavy with the wait. But … Continue reading

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The Path To The Sanctuary Of The Soul

Layers of pink-edged cloud hang limpid in the silent dawn, waiting for the autumn sun to dissolve them into a blue expanse of sky. One cloud clings to the mountain as if wanting to stay earthbound, afraid of losing itself … Continue reading

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Step by Step – by Paul Swatridge

Walking from Swyre to the sea with Guido 2011 Grey dawn, walking step by step on wet grass. Swish and sigh of soft breeze through tired leaves. Conscious breath, reciting His name, sensing the essence. Deep longing of the lover … Continue reading

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Furniture Making – July 2013

Strong fingers grip the hand plane’s handle. Blade slick sharp glides with a swish. Shavings stream away like cut curls to the floor. Saw’s teeth marks fade from the rough plank. Satin smooth surface reveals lines of grain, called ‘figure’. … Continue reading

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