Writings

  • Around the Spiral (again)
    Around the Spiral(again) Around the Spiral(again) A story of three images..and a journey   Have you ever seen a photograph by one of the masters which gripped you from the moment you clapped eyes upon it, so powerful in fact that it shaped and directed your journey for decades? You fell in love with it…
  • Devotional
    Devotional (A Hymn to my mother, the Earth)   And At the turn of the seasons when Summer is tipping tenderly over into the arms of Autumn And the air is awash with liquid, lustrous light, when goldglitter dreamspecks of divined, dancing dust hang, joyous and suspended in the thrumming, threaded air I will plant…
  • Autumn’s Frown
    Autumn’s Frown As I wandered visually around my back lawn, a garden only in name only, eventually my gaze fell upon my attempts at a raised garden bed. The mint and docks had conspired to overwhelm and evict anything vaguely edible, so they could have free access to any nutrients present. I was OK with…
  • Let me know
    Let me Know My journey with the weeds in my garden continued. Eventually, the trail led me to a collection of docks that had conquered my faint attempts at a raised garden bed. Well-nourished and muscular, they were now doing what all plants do. Bearing fruit, spreading their seed. And sporting the warmth of Autumn…
  • Prayer of Weaving
    Mihi – The Prayer of Weaving My day often begins early, around 3 am, when the walls between the worlds are thin, and it is easier to walk in the World Between, to hear what is to be heard. One morning in 2020, during Level Four lockdown here in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Voice roused…

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