Category Archives: Poetry

Do the Arts make a substitute for faith?

One of those serendipitous times where I have in a few spare minutes plucked a book off the bookshelf that I got maybe halfway through, then moved on to something else: last night I found myself reading an extraordinary letter from … Continue reading

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Homage to Hardy

He has to be one of my favourite poets – quite extraordinary.  A powerful novelist, even great; a mighty short story writer… but a poet above all.  Here’s a good one: Afterwards When the present has latched its postern behind … Continue reading

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Prayer of Aspiration (Written for C.P. 18.12.96)

This is a poem by Stewart Henderson that I value quite a lot.  I am starting a new category of poetry on this blog, and will generally put up poems that have done something for me.  In the words of … Continue reading

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