Three Poems: Easter 2023

Confluence: Maundy Thursday 2023 Confluence of Word and flesh, in Palestine; Confluence of Spirit and our spirits, in our bodies; Confluence of Body and Blood, in bread and wine.   Crossed: Good Friday 2023 Delight of the Father, darkened. Begotten, unmade; Glory, gorified; Chosen, forsaken; Filler, emptied; Immensity, squeezed; Gatherer, isolated; Teacher, distraught; Walker, lamed; Welcomer, woe-begone; Renovator, … Continue Reading

Advent 2020 – A Poem

Unwelcome sighs and groans escape the veiled and hidden jurisdiction of my heart, like serpent hisses harmonise the nailed ripped feet which stamp upon its head. The start of something new? A rupture with one’s flesh refusing submission to idle hope? Disturbing rebel’s trusted forge with fresh disease? This year’s distress made kingdoms grope for … Continue Reading

In memoriam: Simon Barrington-Ward

Following the sad news of the death of Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward on Holy Saturday 2020, formerly the Bishop of Coventry, we are pleased to publish a poem in memoriam, written by Sarah Cawdell. “Lord Jesus Christ” Berlin 1954 Post war community is found where trauma is faced, sin acknowledged, forgiveness found, poetry and friendship, love, … Continue Reading