Wednesday 30 May 2018

Wild heart

Wild heart
beating ferociously
hearken within.
Hear the voice of daring
calling you onward
inviting you to take
the challenging
least comfortable path.

Wild heart
beating ferociously
trust the voice
of the ultimate
showing you
your own path that
you alone can tread.

Wild heart
beating ferociously
trust the unfolding path
as it appears before you
trust the faint candle
lighting only one step ahead
trust the process
of unknowing
as the way to be free

Wild heart
beating ferociously
don’t stop.
Don’t stop
dancing your own dance
singing your own song.
Those who understand
will recognise the tune
and find you.

© 30 May 18

Thursday 10 May 2018

Etsy shop!

I'm very pleased to announce I have opened an Etsy shop, featuring unique handmade books, poetry booklets and small gift items. Called MindfullyCreativeGB (no spaces, very important!)
Here's the shop banner, displaying some of the items for sale.

And here's a small selection of the items.

An embroidered felt hanging featuring a key.

A paper collage book.

A pair of small framed collages, one featuring this lovely quote!

A delightful triangular brass frame with a hand embroidered feather.

#etsy #etsyshop #handmadebooks #embroidery #quote #books #poetry

Thursday 3 May 2018

The unnameable thread

Is there a poem here
or a random collection of words?
What is the thread
that stitches them together?

A pile of fabrics
is just a pile of fabrics
until the sewer works their magic
and unites them into a beautiful quilt.

Last week
a random bunch of printed papers
magically transformed
into a beautiful hanging.

What is the magic that
causes this to happen?
What is the thread
that ties it all together
into a unified whole?

So many words
that don’t quite hit the mark
suddenly sounding woolly
and ineffective.
I cannot even bear to
put them on paper.
And yet there is something
an indefinable something
begging to be known and recognised.

Today I do not have the words
yet my heart beats more strongly
because of it
my life feels more full and meaningful
because of it.

The unnameable thread
that weaves life together into
meetings and happenings
knowing and not knowing
seeking and finding
losing and loving.

A single thread that
touches each heart
defines each moment
hidden to the seeker
because it is the seeker.

Give it your name.

© 3 May 18