Writing or Not Writing Poetry

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The Trouble about Not Writing Poetry and other Poems by Sister Mary Stephen of Minster Abbey; a review by TJH.

I have witnessed the evolution of this marvellous book for several years and there has never been a dull moment! Sister Mary Stephen has produced a wonderful array of reflective poetry that covers a gamut of emotions in a way that rivals colours in a spectrum; from riotous to contemplative, often light hearted, even guffawing, sometimes solemn as the breath taking depth of a hidden pool dappled with forest light. There are occasional tongues in cheek but never feet in mouth and always an underlying spirituality that is, nevertheless, not always obvious. The proud, diamond emblazoned blade of grass, standing sentinel before its maker is, for reasons less than mysterious, a personal favourite, but I also love the gobsmacked shepherds with Lancashire accents and the wily little Aleph who walks away with the prize. All together- destined to be a classic.

The book can be purchased at amazon.co.uk

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