Category: Unfurling

As winter continues we return to the Devotions haiku series from Ian’s Unfurling poem collection. These short poems have emerged from Ian’s experience of attempting to be still, to be present and to pray. We think of this as a daily practice of devotion to the presence of God and to the essence of being human.     Most of […]

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  We’re halfway through our retreat/event programme for 2015 – and it’s been a great experience. Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us at Scargill, Oxford and on Iona and for your thoughtful and passionate engagement with us. It’s wonderful  to explore the spiritual path together. Here’s a few photos – you can see more on […]

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  A new series of Morning Bell called Unfurlings marks the closing of Autumn and the ending of the Church year with the festival of Christ the King. The Unfurlings are a collection of haiku poems from the poetry collection Unfurling. Each haiku is an opportunity to reflect on our direction at this time – […]

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  This new series of Morning Bell works with the poem series called Haiku Beatitudes: 10 songs for a new world in Unfurling. These short poems are meditations on the Beatitudes – the famous sayings of the teacher Jesus that seem to be at the very heart of his wisdom for the world.  The Beatitudes are always challenging, often turning […]

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  This new series of Morning Bell offers some of the Haiku* poems series called Devotions in Unfurling. These short poems have emerged from my own experience of attempting to be still,  to be present and to pray. I think of this as a daily practice of devotion to the presence of God and to the essence of being human.  Most of […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘I’m not sure where I’m from. But I do know where I am. The concept of being from somewhere is complicated if you have lived in lots of places and been shaped in some way by them all. This stance is about nurturing a sense of belonging wherever we are, believing that this will […]

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  We are really pleased to let you know that Ian’s new collection of poems ‘Unfurling’ is published this week by Canterbury Press. Ian says of the collection: ‘To make a poem is to attempt a holy thing, asking what it means to be truly alive. From a season or a moment of attention a […]

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