Never Left Bereft

Never Left Bereft

This January day is slipping in and out

of wind and rain and darkness.

Under drizzling, drenching rain,

I walk with a damp coat

and a quickening step,

a murky blanket of cloud my companion.

Such days come […]

Never Left Bereft 2017-02-20T18:00:42+00:00

On the train…..

Travelling by train highlights a number of interests, concerns and opportunities.                                                         There is a wealth of life experience epitomised here. I’ve observed […]

On the train….. 2015-03-03T15:28:11+00:00


Morning is a new day untouched.
It’s a gift that deserves to be unwrapped with care and attention,
with hope and love.

Rushing destroys it, while taking time adds dividends.
A slow cup of coffee adds taste to it.

I need morning-time to enjoy the day,
to look forward to its full potential.

Perhaps I could listen […]

Mornings 2015-04-27T13:30:47+00:00

Birdsong at Eventide

My window is open.
I listen to the birdsong.
How I wish I could recognize
whose song was whose!
It doesn’t matter.
It is all beautiful,
all the work of the great conductor,
blending all beautiful and harsh sounds,

Birdsong at Eventide 2015-11-10T16:50:22+00:00

What treasures..Books

I start to savour a book, especially a new book, even before I open it. I feel the cover, skim through it, look at the pictures and the length of the chapters. Next I review the recommendations from authors, […]

What treasures..Books 2015-02-06T13:33:27+00:00


Churches can look so different, St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London, St. Patrick’s in Soho Square or St. Dominic’s in Haverstock Hill London: but they give the same message viz the message that God is there in a special way.  Entering a quiet church with its rising columns […]

Churches 2015-04-27T13:39:16+00:00