Arts Articles

Still

09 April 2020 | by Harvey Gillman

'Our hearts beat to its rhythms.' | Louis Maniquet / Unsplash.

This earth is the same earth, is it not, which we traversed with determination, where, in former times, we ventured forth, when travel was permitted, and choice was ours over time and destination? This earth now proclaims a different dominion. It cries out now from the fissures we have torn...

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A prayer-poem for a pandemic

02 April 2020 | by Anon

'Let us choose love.' | Milada Vigerova / Unsplash.

May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable.

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Poem: Anxiety

26 March 2020 | by Dana Littlepage Smith

'I asked anxiety to dig one hole.' | Nikola Jovanovic / Unsplash.

I asked anxiety to dig one hole. It went to work, until the green sward of my garden was upturned: a mole field runnelled with mud, gorged and pitted.

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Greenham

19 March 2020 | by Voirrey Faragher

'I'm one of those common women from Greenham' badge. | Wikimedia Commons.

It was a weight to carry – the dread overcoming me and it was time to act – to take back what was stolen from us. Our right to survive. I was not alone. Women, together, we were strong.

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Wassail

27 February 2020 | by Jonathan Wooding

'...idling butterfly, bathe your peacock wings...' | ekamelev / Unsplash.

Oddling bee, take your bearings, quickener, burr and bless from bud to breaking brier. Caper through lamb’s tails, weave and waver

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‘Singing is transformative. It lifts our spirits; it heals; it is creative.’

20 February 2020 | by Juliet Morton

'Singing is transformative. It lifts our spirits; it heals; it is creative.' | David Beale / Unsplash.

Imagine being in bed and finally asleep after a tense day. Then, before dawn, before the cocks crow, a terrible loud hammering on the door. Your children wail, startled from their sleep. Men burst in and then there is chaos. Now you are elsewhere, still in your night clothes, not...

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‘Small Things’

13 February 2020 | by Dana Littlepage Smith

'Maybe the world is worn...' | Viktor Forgacs / Unsplash.

I am not sure what they are using. Small things to trick the morning into night? Or to trick the night into morning?

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The holy city

30 January 2020 | by by Reg Naulty

'Spiritual hope will be cultivated...' | Ron Whitaker / Unsplash.

Therefore I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium. WB Yeats.

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After God

23 January 2020 | by Jonathan Wooding

'So, get real, raven, on your highest perch...' | Sergio Ibanez / Unsplash.

Get real, raven, on your highest perch – winter sun can catch your beak yet, O, silhouette on the empty sky. Larch has lost her colour now. Cattle hold their peace. Lichen prospers on the ancient cherry.

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‘Perhaps textile art can be a form of prophecy?’

16 January 2020 | by Linda Murgatroyd

Panels from the Loving Earth Project. | All images courtesy of the Loving Earth Project.

It can be difficult to engage deeply with environmental challenges. But if our faith has real value, it should help us to address challenges like these, and guide us in our actions. The Loving Earth Project (LEP) aims to help people address some of the challenges of environmental breakdown without...

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