The silence of the trees

Hush now. Settle down.

This is an invitation to gaze and to listen…


There is a grace
that we cannot remember,
a peace that has passed
our understanding.

For who cares to listen
to the silence of the trees?
Who ventures out into the quiet
of their own soul?

Who in this age of deafening hurry
can find that gentle answer
hidden so wisely
in the heart of an autumn leaf?

+ Gideon Heugh, from Rumours of Light, 2021

Go gently.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

This week

Has been about fresh sight to see more deeply, in part a reflection of my restoring eyesight!

A few good words

I am out of words… but I see that Gideon Heugh has just published a new book of poetry: Naming God.

“This is the final instalment in the trilogy that began with Devastating Beauty and Rumours of Light – continuing that journey; developing and refining dreams and ideas in those books… I can see my own growth as a poet and person through the books. This is definitely the most mature of the three. By which I mean it reaches for the deepest places; it lets go of the most of what needs letting go; it’s the most authentic reflection of me as an artist and human.

And of course there’s plenty of wonder. And mischief. And longing. And grief. And love. And hope.”Gideon Heugh