Heron

  Your wings arch and rise. Beneath such tides the world is silenced.   Observant, the clouds roll back a parchment scribed with prophesy I can’t translate.   Your eye, dart sharp, immaculate, clear as a lake reflecting granite sky. Your dull plumage brims with a universe of stars.   From marble plinth, brink you … More Heron

John Clare – The nature of humanity and the Sacred in Nature

There is almost no other poet that stirs emotion in me as much as he who was affectionately known as the Peasant Poet, John Clare. Clare’s poetry is infused with a language as textured in tone and hue as the countryside he describes with such unsentimental affection. The jagged rhyming couplets of The Badger drive … More John Clare – The nature of humanity and the Sacred in Nature

Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden

The Handless Maiden is a European folk tale that I first read in the Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s wonderful book on the archetypal male and female wounds: “The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden.” It is fascinating to me how relevant these ancient stories are to the contemporary world. Below is the story. There once lived … More Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden