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Adrian G R Scott

Adrian G R Scott

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New Podcast


With Belden Lane – Episode 30 Wild Places as a Source of Solace and Hope


Adrian and Belden explore themes around wild places and their deep effect on the human psyche.

Belden C Lane is Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies, American Religion, and History of Spirituality at St Louis University, He is author of Backpacking with the Saints, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes, and Ravished by Beauty. The poem he quotes is by Wendell Berry.

It is called Our Real Work –

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.

My poem Aravaipa Canyon is as yet unpublished if you want a copy email me at [email protected]

The other Poem is Two Beggars and a Wolf in A Night Sea Journey available on this website

The Wordsworth Sonnet is XXXII in his collected works – Surprised by Joy.

Deep thanks to Belden for his robust vulnerability and friendship.



‘Whether an hour long conversation or fifteen minutes on one special poem, Adrian always takes your brain to a softer place.’

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