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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

thoughts in poetry

I've realised that two of the poems I wrote in celebration of National Poetry Day in October are complimentary to this week's theme of Christian unity.  So, I will re-post them here together, to add a different kind of voice amid all the prose of the last few days.  The first poem merely celebrates the joy of togetherness.  The second revolves around the problem of sharing different views.




Walk with me

walk with me
when friendship feels
tangible, faith
touchable and able
to wrap us in a blanket
when the wind is
brisk, and carries
flecks of winter

walk with me
when love's adhesive
does not stick and hope
is landlocked, what then?
then walk with me
though fingers graze
sharp-edged stones -
one thing is known.

Together is better than alone.


Lucy Mills, October 2010





Viewpoints

even the words
have different meanings.
we collide, perplexed,
thinking we agree
when we disagree
and vice versa

it's hard to tell our

stories, in understandable
ways, we have different
starting points and certainly
different endings

yet there are moments
of recognition

in the end,
we start from
the beginning, placing
pre-conceptions aside,
allowing space
for explanation,
treating each other
respectfully.

tenderly.

hopefully.


Lucy Mills, October 2010



Images: mine



2 comments:

Maggie Ling said...

I love your poems. After RevdLesley's post on UK female Christian bloggers (gosh that is a mouth full!) I found a young woman poet on the recommended comments bit of her blogpost. I'm always on the lookout for good new poetry - I don't know if you're the same. There are links to all the reviews of her poetry book here: http://twitter.com/JKRowbory I bought a copy from Amazon and I can definitely recommend it!

Lucy said...

Hi Maggie - thanks!

You may want to check out my 'fragile world' page - http://hernameislucy.blogspot.com/p/fragile-world.html
or click on 'poetry' under labels to read more!

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