Circle the wheel of the year in a stream of words and colour, discover mysterious mystical places where landscapes and dreamscapes merge, where hidden magic stirs the imagination and evokes a sense of wonder.
Available in print and Kindle from Amazon. Heartsong A Collection of Reflections and Poetry. The Heartsong collection of poems and reflections is both mystical and sensory. Inspired by her connection to the natural world, events and sacred places, the author uses her impressions of light and colour to evoke and paint this magical blend of inner and outer landscapes in a flow of words.
Sunflowers Girasole - How well the italian word evokes the essence of the flower. Today in Assisi the heat from the sun feels like sunflowers, gentle and penetrating, soft bright and happy.
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My joints feel nurtured, my knees and shoulders are cheerful and flexible. In May, the Italian countryside is abundantly green, lush with wildflowers and trees laden with lemons. Olive groves line the hillside with a promise of harvest, a promise of extra virgin oil. Assisi, clean stone and mediaeval perched upon the slopes of Mount Subasio. It is busy and sacred, relaxed and ancient.
There are pilgrims and tourists seeking to trace the footsteps of San Francesco a thirteenth century revolutionary who became a monk and made the church available to the whole population instead of just the wealthy. What was it he felt nearly eight centuries ago and why did so many young people in this town follow his example? At this moment, I resist the temptation to buy a book from one of the many shops selling statues, plaques and other religious paraphanalia.
I am seeking the inspiration, the spirit of Francesco Bernadone not the history or the hearsay.
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I have some success in the sanctuary of San Damiano. This is the first church in the area to be restored by the saint.
Walking outside the city walls he found it in ruin, except for the presence of a Byzantine cross, a presence Francesco found inspiring. And Francesco did just that, following his inspiration until it was complete, putting all his energy and life into this one task like an artist painting a masterpiece or a musician producing a great concerto. What do I feel sitting on a pew in this old stone, looking at the newer Byzantine cross and then beyond it towards an evocative wall painting of the Madonna depicted in softest green, blue, ochre and terracotta.
The footsteps of twenty first century pilgrims echo on the flagstones as they have for centuries but for all that, a holy silence fills the cool dark interior of this first simple church, which seems in my mind to merge with the landscape outside. Is this how Francesco was able to trust in the abundance of God to sustain him. Is this how he was able to give up his comfortable life to follow his divine inspiration, his dream his passion. Some of the town elders said he was mad but the young did not.
Later in the Piazza del Commune, I discover a different kind of church, or at least that is what I first thought.
I touch the pillars with a sense of wonder. How many people has this stone witnessed? I am a little overawed as my mind struggles with the concept of so many births, lives and deaths. The interior is cool, decorated in a lavish catholic tradition more reminiscent of Dolce and Gabana.
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Weather Vane is a fine dramatic monologue in the voice of a young woman incarcerated in a Magdalene laundry. The past commingles with later visits to the city while other poems describe Almeria, Murcia, Madrid. But the dream city is Barcelona. Imagistic highly lyrical poems build glancing pictures in glimpses and hauntings.
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