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Adrian G R Scott

Adrian G R Scott

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For Advent

Exhibition –  Quiet Day – Film

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An Advent Blessing

 

The winter is strong and dark

you are in the depths of its silence

holding your breath in case you break

what needs to be held with reverence.

 

The winter is long and cold

you are in the grip of its frosts,

its mists and sluicing rains,

let old thoughts fall from you like

the final leaves of autumn.

 

The winter is stripping and dying,

you have no immunity from this season

it is a great teacher

try not to shy away from the lessons

that ache like chilblains.

 

The winter is grafting and preparing,

you are part of that story

willing to be stripped back,

to be exposed and vulnerable,

to experience the new seeds dehusking.

 

The winter will loosen and give way

you may walk into spring

and know the joy of the newly born,

fresh and excited by possibility.

 

May you not leave this season

until you are ready to allow

the truth that you have found

to blossom under green trees

and flow from you like a

breath from the green chapels

and the light

from the tree’s regal cathedrals.

Amen.

 

 

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a poet’s faith – thoughts from the rivelin valley