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Friends plaque

On Friendship.

Don’t let the fire go out. A friend has just sent me a quote she found on Twitter, and it made me laugh for it’s simplicity.   “Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human, you’ve met and you’re like, ” Yep, I like this one”  and you do stuff with them.” Then coincidentally, a […]

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Humming Birds from Marc Mordey

Another lovely poem from Marc Mordey, temporarily home from his travels. Enjoy !   HUMMINGBIRDS The hummingbirds are back And all is well They flew across the Atlantic with us Years ago They’d sprung from besides the Grand Canyon They saw us through Bryce, Zion, Salt Lake City Snow Sunshine They didn’t know They travelled […]

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Friends plaque

A Poem for You.

I WISH FOR YOU. In the darkest corner of your heart or soul where you have huddled for safety, I wish for you an offered friendship. Even if your heart has been broken into slivers so sharp you almost dare not move, I wish for you the courage to slip your hand into a warm […]

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One Morning in Spring by Naomi Tydeman

SPRING DRIVEN THING.

Another beautiful poem from our Poet Marc Mordey. In celebration of Spring: SPRING DRIVEN THING. It’s a spring like day And we are walking Three dogs, you and I In Pengelly woods Marvelling at the cathedral of trees Stepping through the quickening stems of wild garlic and of Bluebells, pushing up promises There’s a rough […]

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Pembrokeshire skies

Betty, elemental.

A Poem from Marc Mordey  A good friend of ours, Betty Hill, died recently. We went to her funeral service (as the Easterly wind snapped and bit its way into West Wales)  and the following quote, which she had chosen, was shared : ‘Total annihilation is impossible.We are the prisoners of an infinity without outlet, […]

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Crete

In Crete we dreamed in blue.

We had a holiday in Crete a little while back. The sea and sky were as blue as can be. The greens were equally intense. The kingfisher combined all these colours. The sunsets bled into the sea. Helen and I met on a Greek Island, Kythira, when she was teaching creative writing. I was one […]

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Winter Solstice.

 for those we love, both home and (far) away. 1. WALKING The paths are mud slides browned, rain bombed bracken and a grassy soup to walk on. Small stones, jagged shark’s teeth submerged underneath a swirling, relentless maelstrom. But, just for a while, Carningli is kinder today, a watery sunlight underway, and a ghosted moon, […]

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Singing for Fun

Reflections on Christmas.

The Christmas Gift The season of storms is upon us, but a recent, magical day, gave us the gift of the estuary, stilled and low sunlight warmed, the plumped, moss banked waters, becalmed. I look up at our house the farm nestling on the hill, where your window is soft lit and the fire burns […]

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