Golgotha by John Heath-Stubbs

    In the middle of the world, in the centre Of the polluted heart of man, a midden; A stake stemmed in the rubbish From lipless jaws, Adam’s skull Gasped up through the garbage: ‘I lie in the discarded dross of history, Ground down again to the red dust, The obliterated image. Create me.’ […]

Saint Patrick by Malcolm Guite

Six years a slave, and then you slipped the yoke, Till Christ recalled you, through your captors’ cries! Patrick, you had the courage to turn back, With open love to your old enemies, Serving them now in Christ, not in their chains, Bringing the freedom He gave you to share. You heard the voice of […]

The Song of Wandering Aengus by W.B. Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream And caught a little silver trout. […]

The Price Of Beauty

The Land of Heart’s Desire William Butler Yeats We must be tender with all budding things. Our Maker let no thought of Calvary Trouble the morning stars in their first song. The poet William Butler Yeats referred to himself as “the last romantic”, and while I know he meant that in the broader sense of […]