My Inspirations



Fr Martin Boland

"The triune God is our home and our destination.  There is nowhere else for us to go, because it is here alone that we know Love without reservations or limits, and we are invited to participate in that Love, to trancend and fully realise ourselves, and bring with us every man and woman who has ever dared to use the word "Love"."

Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers

Who “Walked with Jesus as if with a lover”

The Marriage of Psyche
by Kathleen Raine

He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea,
He has married me with a ring of light, the glitter
Broadcast on the swift river.
He has married me with the sun’s circle
Too dazzling to see, traced in summer sky.
He has crowned me with the wreath of white cloud
That gathers on the snowy summit of the mountain,
Ringed me round with the world-circling wind,
Bound me to the whirlwind’s centre.
He has married me with the orbit of the moon
And with the boundless circle of the stars
With the orbits that measure years, months, days, and nights,
Set the tides flowing,
Command the winds to travel or be at rest.

At the ring’s centre
Spirit or angel troubling the still pool,
Causality not in nature,
Finger’s touch that summons at a point, a moment
Stars and planets, life and light
Or gathers cloud about an apex of cold,
Transcendent touch of love summons my world to being.

By John o'Donohue

Beannacht (for Josie)

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays
In the curach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
an invisible cloak
To mind your life.

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

The Bible  1 Corinthians 15.41

Auguries of Innocence  By William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

The Many Amazing Indormidable Faces of Violet Olive Marriott

You are
The goddess of the moon
Morgan with her runes
Guinevere by Lancelot’s side
Merlin’s secret crystal bride
Theatres mother wise and wild
Mr Shakespeare's loyal child
Mother Nature, Goddess Giai
Earth, Air, Water, Fire