Sunday, 23 December 2012


Let me cry.
Cry my heart out - inside out;
Sob for minutes, hours days........
Release the hurt of fifty years.
Don't try and stop the well of tears with
Platitudes and cliches, with empty words that seek
To smooth, to pacify and re-bury.
Let me cry.
Let me get it outside of myself,
Rid my heart and soul of the heavy weight conveyed
Within, slowly dripping, slowly chipping away,
Drowning from the inside.....
From a million cries  confined,
Unlistened to, ignored by you and others.
I need not make a note of what they aim to say
They are mine, these tears, they are mine and me,
They are mine and me combined.
I know them well.
Let me cry
Lest the burden that they make
Finally overcome and overwhelm and
Leave the shell of me
Empty, dried even of those tears
With nothing left to say or give.
Let me be, let me cry.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Blessing for the winter Solstice

May your soul be filled with blessed joy,
Your heart be filled with love;
Your spirit optimistic be
With hope from up above.
A few kind words to see you through
The pain and tears ahead,
And trust and heartfelt insight
To hear the love unsaid.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Lughnasadh blessing

May your corn ripe well
And your fruits grow sweet,
Love and abundance at your feet;
May your harvest feed you
And never doubt,
It will feed you both within and out.
May your heart be still
And your soul at rest
Know that you are truly blest.

Blessings on this special day


Monday, 2 July 2012

Twas the night before shopping.............

Twas the night before shopping
And all through the house
Tummies were rumbling
Yes - even the mouse!
Fridges were empty
Apart from some scraps -
A half of a lemon and two crumbly baps.
Soft tomatoes and onions were chopped in a pan,
With leftover cheese sauce (not out of a can).
Shreddings of ham from the last of the pack
And a handful of mushrooms I found at the back.
On with the pasta
In all kinds of shapes,
Oddments from four bags
Not one did escape!
Then came the question
the Five O'clock Shout:
'What is for tea mum, or will we go out?'
All was cooked up
Just using my wits,
That great mothers' standby
'Pasta - with bits' !

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Solstice blessing

My offering for 2012 summer solstice

May you always be your wisdom,
And never lose your way,
Stay close and near to loved ones
On each and every day.
May your soul be filled with sunshine
And your problems be released,
Be guided by your conscience
And fill your days with peace.

Solstice blessings

Sunday, 17 June 2012

When we meet

When we meet

Our eyes will lock
Into a gaze as old as time
As deep as life itself
And smile a thousand smiles,
Blinking in the wonder of
A love so warm and true
And talk will stop
And time stand still
To drink in the longing and desire
When we meet.

Our hands will touch
And feel, a shy caress
Our hold will strengthen through
Hand and heart, love, desire.
Conveying through touch what our
Eyes will tell each other,
And wrap themselves
Around our hearts
When we meet.

Our bodies touch, shyly
At first, the ease comes swiftly,
Our breathing slows
A tender closenss is soon ours,
The spark felt
As lovers have for time untold,
A crackle back and forth, our bodies sigh
A union of the flesh, passionate and consuming, is
Realised at last, devoured, savoured, loved
When we meet.

Our hearts will sing,
A million stars released within
Each time our eyes meet, our hands touch,
Wrapped in a love so strong
So right, and ours,
Invincible, and though parting comes
As it must, the loving truth within
Will remain to grace a thousand days and nights with wonder
When we meet.

And our souls - oh our souls, already
As one, tell us what we know,
Invisible to the eye, our love will see them
As they guide, and temper lust and longing
Thoughts and desires, wishes and dreams
And they will cherish our very essence, our real selves
And, entwined, will
Soar and join the souls of lovers past
And still to come,
When we meet.