It’s January again … the start of a new year and time for month of poetry again. In Month of Poetry, I – with a bunch of wild, talented, inspiring poets – challenge ourselves to writing a poem each day of the month.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve felt like my poems have needed [...]
Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2016. Praying that you find God’s blessings on your life and dreams.
2015 has been full of a number of exciting developments, particularly with respect to writing.
I attended a number of workshops, festivals, conferences and retreats in 2015 – including giving my first workshop on Writing Description, Giving [...]
I wrote this poem about a month ago – when some politicians in Europe were calling for a ’stop the boats’ policy like Australia’s of huge numbers refugees dying at sea after fleeing among other things the ravages of ISIS. Thankfully, Europe rejected the idea of turning refugees back to the killing fields. Now, it [...]
Wheels of Fire: A poem by Jeanette O’Hagan
The Bunny or the Lamb – what does Easter mean to you? Do you love the Easter Eggs, the Hot Cross Buns, the chance of a long week-end to go camping, visit family and friends, or just chill out? Or does it have some other – perhaps deeper – meaning? And what does a lamb [...]
Last month I shared my first dabbling with the trimeric poetic form – as a way of exploring Scripture. Here are two more examples “A Dark Glass” (based on 1 Corinthians 13:12) and “Don’t Compare” (based on Galatians 6:4) – though “A Dark Glass” is not quite true to form as I could not resist [...]
Some time ago I confessed to you that I’m not really a poet. Poetry is something that has in the past surprised me usually at times of great emotion. Since then, I’ve found myself writing more and enjoying the form. Yes, I guess I’m a bit like a blindfolded child trying to pin the tail [...]
Steady light in the dark, stormy maw of the night
obscured by driving rains or, perhaps, my own tear blurred sight -
Jesus, my Lord and God, you are the lighthouse of my life.
Fine Lines emerged out of reflecting on memory loss, family and faith – spurred on by the devotional verse I read this morning:
By Jeanette O’Hagan
30 March 2013
Fine lines crisscross the map
In a tangled grid;
Pathways through the city’s maze
Lines in time and space
That situate the temporal place.
Fine lines adorn the beloved face
Marking passing years;
Deeper lines [...]