Green Shoots and Purple Roots: impressions from a quiet day

All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength

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Friends gathered at the Quiet Day
Friends gathered at the Quiet Day

Twenty-two Friends gathered for a Quiet Day at the Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill, on Saturday 31st August. Between us we found many ways into silence: crafting, walking, meditative reading and drawing, lying on the grass, fossil hunting, prayer, poetry, swinging on the swing, getting perspective from the hilltop…

Here Wendy Freebourne shares her painting and poem from the day: Green Shoots and Purple Roots

Green Shots and Purple Roots painting by Wendy Freebourne
Green Shoots and Purple Roots

Bright spark in the sunlight
Reaching forth towards the sky.
Purple peace in the earthlife
Or deeply feeling in the sea.

Earthlife, pondlife,
Air and sky.
Rooted in soil and water.
Nourished by wind and sun.

Growing up, growing down,
Cycles of becoming.
Reaching up, digging down,
Cycles of begoing

Wendy Freebourne
31 August 2019

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