Love & Hate

Hate; a verb, an abstract noun

That we may give our power,

Love; a verb, an abstract noun

That is hate’s funeral pyre.

So, you did not vote?

So, you did not vote? In silence you let hatred use your name, Its not my job to spell it out so you can see – All the facts clearly in the public domain, Yet fascism rises under inertia and hypocrisy, I don’t want to inject thoughts into your brain But can’t you see the…

But are we becoming fascist?

(warning: this post is political, all ponderings are personal) If Scotland does vote for independence British politics is likely to move even further to the right. Westminster Labour benches are filled with Scottish members. Labour itself is shifting to the right more in response to the pressure from the right. Scotland’s stance on immigration is less aggressive,…

Identity

What is identity?  As a poet the idea of who I am is fluid; a becoming. I am a poet and political being, creative facilitator and cat cushion. I am between able-bodied and disabled. I am born and live in a mix of cultural heritage.  Faith and science stand for me in partnership. I am…

The Book of Living

Andorra, gateway to hidden paths, Antonia Zenkevitch 2008 The Book of Living Inky shadows painted on light so we can see, From close to opening, a world as we perceive – Become ourselves for the Becoming to be, Core reacquainted on the rock to which we cleave Returning to renew; to be at-one and still…

She’ma (personal reflection)

She’ma Yisrael Reflections She’ma Yisreal; listen, experience, be aware Those who make angels’ struggle theirs; Act, exiled, we remain allied in loving care, Witness, those who struggle with angels; Sense a higher love, for within it God calls, Hear these words, survivors’ descendants We are the weaving, not torn remnants; Straight from the source; the…