Halcyon Days of Youth

The halcyon days of youth when the sun rises gold. Up at dawn and playing hard ’till sets the weary sun. Roaming far across fields and woods. Through wheat standing tall and cycling lanes far out into the country. Together, friends ’till the end. A sense of freedom now long since vanished. In those younger…

Ticker

Ticker is a pigeon. Just a plain, ordinary street pigeon. From Norwich, born and bred. You may have seen him when you’ve been about the city? He pecks. He coos. He flies about a bit. Occasionally he puffs out his chest for a fine looking lady pigeon but generally, he’s just an ordinary pigeon doing…

On My Own Again

On my own again, I turn inwards. I turn to finding me. Who I once was can no longer be. Tempered by the presence that you were, I now must find who I am become. In my own light I stand, resolute yet soft. To build upon the foundations of my own inherent spirit. Taking…

Strangers

We are strangers when we should have been lovers. The heart sighs when it should be singing. The soul yearns when it should belong. Tears spill down my cheek when my cheek should be creased in joy. Loneliness consumes the days when coming home to you should have been my days delight. Would that you…

A Name for a Name

Ultimately, we are not defined by any name we answer to. It only defines us in the context of rational, human thought and experience. The potency of a name lay only in what energy we assign to it, what belief we endow in its definition of who and what we are. 

“Who looks within awakes”

“And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed and the sun shone upon her” ( JRR Tolkein, The Return of the King.) Facing our shadow and letting go of the past.

Embracing Change

I wonder sometimes, it is not necessarily the world that changes around us but us ourselves that change, sometimes irrevocably yet subtly so – that we do not realise it until we feel so alienated or isolated, cut off from ourselves and that which once was so familiar with us. The world may suddenly be revealed…

A Merry Dance

I walked a while this night just past down in the woodland glade. And there I met a wee small  chap whose spirit did pervade, the tall tree boughs and daintiest of flowers, And the subtle hues of shade and visceral, crafted power. Of such subtlety and mirth, he surely knew his own true worth….

Believe in Yourself

Life is never going to be handed to the majority of us on a plate. For most of us we have to work hard to have what we have. This can often lead to feelings arising of envy and jealousy when our peers may appear to have it easy in comparison. But does life really…

Structure of the Soul; Our Purpose and Design

Life is eventful. It’s marked with milestones, highs, lows and everything in between. It seems all too common now that so many of us fight silent inner conflicts with stress, anxiety, low mood, ill health, lethargy and lack of focus. We are living in a mixed up world that no longer seems to cultivate open…

Tools for Life

There’s no denying that sometimes life deals us challenging cards. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to keep going and pushing on it can feel that things are beginning to stack up against us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed. While there may be many challenges that arise throughout our lives, I cannot help but feel…

Samhain: The Air of Magic

I love this time of year. It is so intense, vibrant and full of raw power. Everything is shifting and changing. There is so much activity surrounding us as life is preparing for change. The light has begun to fade incrementally since mid-June; subtle and secretive. Yet here at this end do we now begin…