Forever young

Lying on the grass Basking in the golden light of a setting sun Body might be old, but the soul is forever young Smell of grass and earth, flowers and all the clues the wind gives watch the butterflies landing on the flowers, dancing their brief lives Chase them in your head, though your body…

Review “A Cure for Wellness” (2016)

This film, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Dane Dehaan and Jason Isaacs, has been labelled a horror movie. I didn’t really see it as such, and I would call it a fantasy/mystery. It’s also weird and quite atmospheric. Dehaan plays a young business executive called Lockhart, who is ordered by his company to go…

What is Truth

What is truth? Everyone’s got a different answer We should be kind to those who are kind to us We should shun those who are unhappy, lest they make us unhappy we should not care about the displaced, the homeless, the sick We should look after our own   What is truth? said the governor…

Freedom

Sun bright in the sky shines down on water smooth as glass boats bob gently in the bay yachts shiny clean and ready to sail sitting on my verandah watching them go I wish I could go too jump on a boat and fly out to sea, to freedom under the sky the immensity of…

The Bend

As you walk down a path, shaded by trees and flanked by bushes and undergrowth, you wonder, what lies around the bend? And you long to see, to know, to immediately grasp everything to come. But even if you could, you wouldn’t. That would be like skipping ahead to read the last page of a…

Woodland ballet

Long limbs twisting in the dance Leafy fingers twitch and sway Poetry described in shades of green and brown Foundations burrowed deep into the darkness keeping time with the heartbeat the primal song of the earth This choreography is not measured in time that we can see but is no less beautiful and so I…

Your Next Stop – The Twilight Zone (Part 4)

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone." So, continuing my journey through the Twilight…

Siochana

One by one by streets and cities countries fall silent one by one turning out the lights the world waits, and wonders how long will it be until it’s all okay again   And then what? Business as usual? Back to murder and war poverty and injustice pollution and destruction Business as usual or even…

Autumnus

Spreading her cloak of red and golden leaves she comes, heralding fecundity the bounty of the good earth ready for harvest   Her cloak billows out and the trees understand mimicking her colours in the long winding down as Nature relaxes, settles preparing for bed   Bring in the gifts of God to His people…