Today's Poetically Speaking: voices of the 21st century interview is with the insightful David Tensen. We discuss the power of poetry in the 21st century, how poetry is an offering, putting our words onto the table for others to experience and the privilege to be able to write poetry.
Elizabeth Snow, a South Australian poet, writes from the heart, expressing her view of the world through free form poetry. She shares about coming back to writing, learning new skills and about the importance of never letting your voice be silenced.
I find myself very teary this week. There are so many issues right now stirring me up and not one of them is less important than another. The tragic and horrific death of George Floyd. The Black Lives Matter movement with growing protests across the world and the unrest in Hong Kong. All the COVID-19 stuff rumbling around the media and the intense anxiety of waiting for news of a 14-year-old autistic teenager lost in the dense Australian bush. It’s like all these things sit right under the surface of my skin, knitting themselves in...
It's common to believe and agree that God speaks to people through the use of words; the Bible is the classic example of this with many accounts confirming that he does. But he also speaks in many other ways, and if we're listening, not with our ears, but our hearts, we just might hear so … Continue reading He’s in the little things…
Writing challenges can be fun. I was challenged today to write about the humble tomato 🍅
We interviewed Helen Brown, author of Whispers from on High, who overcame obstacles to achieve her life-long dream of being a writer. Read more about Helen on Poetically Speaking.
We are the Light Bearers, we carry firelight in our bones, our sinews resonate with its pulse, our blood dances to its beat. And we are Lights’ super-spreaders, yet hide under a bushel, snuffing it out when trouble comes, turning it down to soften the blow. Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash Still, we are … Continue reading Light Bearers
It’s an interesting time with COVID-19 prompting a change in direction for me from formal employment engagements toward my old hobby business. So when times are so uncertain and jobs difficult to come by, I feel the best option is to revive the little business that gave me such a sense of satisfaction and personal … Continue reading Pivoting isn’t the only option: Sometimes it’s better to step back in time…
It is these moments I am learning to cherish. For it is within the words spoken with brevity and solemnity that I recognize the true voice of the Father and can heed his deep wisdom.
Never before have I felt the pull so strong, to put pen to paper, declare I belong on the page. The written stage - this place I know; this place called home - heart in ink yet my deep instinct to safe harbour my thoughts and come up short - Oh well, I tried I … Continue reading Grit by Miriam E. Miles