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Once Lost in Nowhere, then Perditus

Now just a Simple Pilgrim

Swaying

The gentle movement draws me in The slow hypnotic methodical swaying mesmerises Just focused on the motion I feel serenity wash over me For a moment or two Any troubles dissipate into the void

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Breathing

When anxiety bites Or the grip of depression looms I stare at the moon Observing it’s surface The subtle shades The patterns caused by eon old impact craters Mesmerised by it’s dim shimmering light As I contemplate my breathing slows calm comes over me For the moon’s beauty and radiance brings tranquility

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Mischief Maker of Yggdrasil

Spreading gossip  you run up and down the Tree causing mischief  with considerable glee  – You are Ratatoskr Yggdrasil is your domain  Drill-tooth or Bore-tooth  is your common name  – Between Eagle and Serpent  from top to bottom  messages are passed  twisted but never forgotten  – The squirrel  from Norse lore  trying to stir up …

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Fruit of the Spirit

Generous Father, thank you that your Holy Spirit dwells in our heart. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. May we grow in these things through the work of the Spirit within us. Let us be filled with your peace as we persevere through the wind and waves…

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The Rickety Fence

Like an old rickety fence I am In a gentle wind I move  Swaying this way and that In blustery gusts I sway further, creaking  But upright I stay How I fear the storm  My old timbers may not hold A lifetime of battering has done its worse But if the storm breaks me New…

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Homeward You Charge

Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr teeth-barer and teeth-grinder For Thor’s chariot  you are the mythical pathfinder  – To the Hall of Valhalla  homeward you charge  For then Thor can brawl  drink ale with the Einherjar recharge

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The Brave Fallen

The great wolves Geri and Freki  feast in honour in his dinning hall  whilst he drinks wine  watching the brave fallen brawl  – His loyal companions sit at his throne  whilst one sleeps, the other is awake eagerly watching and guarding  their duty to him they will never forsake

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A Spring Day

The silence is elusive the noise is relentless The innocence of youth long gone the cynicism of age well embedded The experience of life  wintry the wonder for Life a dewy spring day

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Free

You are in there somewhere  Where you and your herd roam Within the imposing deep dark forest  is your concealed and safe home  You are our neighbour we rarely see Just knowing you are there wild and free Fills our heart with joy and glee

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Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl  Are you hither Your rustle is heard Like a whisper  Your presence  I can sense  That eerie feeling  and suspense  Always close  but never seen  Hidden in the tree so green

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The Shy Goat

Braving the cold the shy Mountain Goat  huddles and forages in her dazzling white coat Navigating the steep grazing as she goes The lush meadows  the Mountain Goat  happily forgoes

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