Morning Bell: when we are gone, the earth


This Morning Bell series explores our fraught relationship with the earth. The earth and many of her creatures are under severe pressure. We humans have been at best neglectful and at worst deliberately destructive  – endangering the planet and ourselves. In the Judaeo-Christian stream we are charged with being good stewards of creation. In so many ways we have failed. The text for the series is from Ian’s poem The earth will heal itself  from Running Over Rocks. It’s a bleak poem, appearing to hint that the best hope for the planet may be the  end of the human era.  But there’s hope too. In  the earth’s God-given ability to be ever-creative, and in our potential to make good choices there may yet be a good future for the blue-green planet.


Morning bell: when we are gone, the earth series
Morning bell: when we are gone, the earth series


Our intention with Morning Bell is for the image and short text to complement each other. We hope that this new series will encourage you to step with us into stillness and prayer each day – and open up new possibilities for action in our caring for the earth and her creatures…

Grace and peace to you
Ian & Gail

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Unfurling: poems
Unfurling: poems

Ian’s latest collection of poems Unfurling is out now in paperback and e-format on Canterbury Press, also via your local bookshop, via Kindle and all usual online sources including Book Depository with free delivery world-wide.

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