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Three Poems by Isabel de Gruchy, South Africa

Grateful to post poems in three very different moods from Isabel De Gruchy’s newest book Not Done Yet. She writes in the opening words: By naming this collection of poems Not Done Yet I may be shouting defiance at the … Continue reading

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“Not Done Yet” new poetry manuscript from South Africa

I’ve just read Isobel DeGruchy’s new poetry manuscript – “Now Done Yet.” She brings her gifts of painting and photography to the collection. Isobel writes in her introduction: By naming this collection of poems “Not Done Yet” I may be … Continue reading

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Blessings for Christmas from South Africa and Aotearoa

Beverley Osborn of Aotearoa sent this her Christmas card:  Eight hundred years ago, Hildegarde of Bingen said, “Every creature glistens and glitters as a mirror of divinity.” After a night of storms — sleep broken by the sound of lashing … Continue reading

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Go to the ant … poem from South Africa

From the remarkable poet Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa. This personal zoo comes from her 2010 book From Well and from Woe. Go to the Ant… The ant is always hurrying from place to place, appearing industrious; I am the … Continue reading

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Justice and Peace Prayers from Volmoed, Hermanus, South Africa

I share here some prayers from the newly revised Volmoed Retreat Centre prayer book sent to me by Isobel Degruchy. You will find the introduction and then some selected prayers for Wednesdays when the theme is justice and peace. I … Continue reading

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Some prayers from Volmoed, Hermanus, South Africa

  I share here some prayers from the newly revised Volmoed Retreat Centre prayer book sent to me by Isobel Degruchy. You will find the introduction and then some selected prayers for Mondays when the theme is creation. Those who … Continue reading

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Poetry for the Seasons from South Africa

Isobel De Gruchy of South Africa gives permission for these beautiful poems and her accompanying drawings which will by included in her forthcoming book Between Heaven and Earth Poems, Prayers, Pictures Resource Publishers, Eugene Oregon All Rivers Flow to the … Continue reading

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