a rich quiet

Good Friday coming up, and a need to be quiet and contemplate, at least
for me, before the Easter eggs and rabbits run wild on Sunday …


the singing bowl
rings its message
of enclosed silence

stills restless feet
opens hands to pray
closes fretful eyes

the ringing fades
into the plenitude
of meditation

lets the Spirit
speak holy words
in the quiet


9781771333054_FC‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art. From Inanna Publications, 2016.