Grace – The Pearl of great price

The Parable of the Pearl (also called the Pearl of Great Price) is one of the parables of Jesus. It appears in Matthew 13:45-46 and illustrates the great value of the Kingdom of Heaven. It does not appear in the other synoptic gospels,[1] but a version of this parable does appear in the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas, Saying 76.[2]  The parable reads:  Again, the kingdom of Read more about Grace – The Pearl of great price[…]

Magic, Words from the edge

http://sallypommeclayton.com/ Brancusi The kiss The Kiss (Brâncuși sculpture) The Kiss (in Romanian: Sărutul /səruːtul/) is a sculpture by Romanian Modernist sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. It is an early example of his proto-cubist style of non-literal representation.  This early plaster sculpture is one of six casts that Brancusi made of the 1907–08 The Kiss. Versions The original stone carving is in the Muzeul de Arta at Craiova, Romania. Brâncuși created Read more about Magic, Words from the edge[…]

From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning

The Kogi (/ˈkoʊɡi/ KOH-gee), or Cogui, or Kágaba, meaning “jaguar” in the Kogi language,[2] are an indigenous ethnic group that live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in northern Colombia. Their civilization has continued since the Pre-Columbian era. https://bookishnature.wordpress.com/tag/james-lovelock/ Rodriguez – Crucify your mind. Was it a huntsman or a playerThat made you pay the costThat now assumes relaxed positionsAnd prostitutes your loss?Were you Read more about From the Heart of the World. The Elder Brother’s warning[…]

The dance of light and Shadow

The Dance of Light and Shadow Releasing my grip and falling back into the flow I see the black cat curled in the dappled shade. Light ripples flickering across the hedge, breathing life into everything it touches. Shadows dance. The Sweet rocket swaying, scents the air. Jackdaws glide, leaves rustle. Branches bend and bow, bouncing Read more about The dance of light and Shadow[…]

Pārvatī

Parvati (Sanskrit: पार्वती, IAST: Pārvatī), Uma (Sanskrit: उमा, IAST: Umā) or Gauri (Sanskrit: गौरी, IAST: Gaurī) is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power.[5][6][7] Known by many other names, she is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Supreme Hindu goddess Adi Parashakti (Shivashakti) and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakti sect called Shaktism. She is the Mother goddessin Hinduism,[1][8] and has many attributes Read more about Pārvatī[…]

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene in The Golden Legend Mary Magdalene had her surname of Magdalo, a castle, and was born of right noble lineage and parents, which were descended of the lineage of kings. And her father was named Cyrus, and her mother Eucharis. She with her brother Lazarus, and her sister Martha, possessed the castle of Read more about Mary Magdalene[…]

Thunder

A snow of scatterseed settles in a  fleecy blanket,A late frost is anticipated. The thunder rolls and rumbles. Growling and cracking as it gets closer. The swallows pile off en masseWill whittles his pipe. Gareth and Ben thin the vegetable seedlings Sheep bleet and baa. The air quivers in anticipation  But still the dandelion seeds float Read more about Thunder[…]

William Wordsworth and Shuntaro Tanikawa

Shuntaro Tanikawa Poet https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j12m BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief – Wordsworth. 2020 marks 250 years since the birth of William Wordsworth, one of England’s most celebrated poets. Wordsworth and his friend and colleague Samuel Taylor Coleridge were pioneers of English Romanticism and they produced works including The Excursion, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Read more about William Wordsworth and Shuntaro Tanikawa[…]

Take me I’m yours

The poem today A tawny owl roosts in a nearby garden. Swifts flash and glimmer as they chase each other across the sky, Clematis and Veronica bloom,Honeysuckle and Elderflower bud. Hawkbit stems stand tall amid grasses already going to seed.And the branches of the Ash tree, outstretched in wild abandon, Each tip raised up toward Read more about Take me I’m yours[…]