Month: June 2019


“Hello” was shouted with curious wonder“Hello” said the nearby canyonThen again “hello” until the voice travelled out of reachThe Whip Bird chased the call with its melodic crackTowering gums let the wind caress their leavesAnnouncing the arrival of the gentle breezeWhile the sky’s brightness dwindledAnd the sun took refuge behind the distant hillsWelcoming the lessor …

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Sounds Too Good To Be True

She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that (Luke 1:29, MSG)As the early entry into the biblical ‘Christmas Story’, Mary found herself greeted with a confronting truth. The angel Gabriel welcomed her with “Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out!” (Luke 1:28, MSG). What a foreign greeting! …

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Caught unaware, unbridled love swept me awayA breathtaking moment of deep connectionAs tears welled my story was lostI for a moment was a child spellbound in my mother’s delightLike a first hand witness of love that framed my existenceRemembering just how much I too was lovedAcknowledging that I am so loved


The whistle, click, clap or songAll gentle sounds that say I belongI greet with attention and affirming smilesWith moments of meeting that last a while Food oh food, to taste and wearFace and tummy, legs and hairI’ll search with wonder with mouth and handsFor unimaginable flavours from foreign lands As for that you give me …

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That moment of letting go