St Mary’s II #poetry + ‘Wounds I Healed’ update!

Vertiginous winding to the lighthouse top
where the weak or faint hearted are tempted to stop
pressing on, ever on, up the ladder we climb
to look over the seascape remembered in rhyme

And I do, and I do want to stand with you here
looking over the Bay maybe year after year
as the seagulls below us who bask in the sun
have their fish still to catch, we have work to be done

Weaving poetry, spiralling throughout our lives
telling tales of the townspeople, husbands and wives
and their children who play in the rockpools below
singing songs of the past, to the future we grow…

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An update on Wounds I Healed

Having read through the manuscript of Wounds I Healed several times, I have now moved on to the process of creating the physical book. This is an exciting (albeit time-consuming) part of the publishing journey. Please bear with me, and excuse my absence from the blogosphere while I continue this work. I will do my best to catch up with commenting and reading when I get a spare moment! Watch this space for further updates….

52 thoughts on “St Mary’s II #poetry + ‘Wounds I Healed’ update!

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  1. Such beautiful thoughts and images of life and lighthouses. I loved hearing you read the other poem, too, which seemed right from the Romantics and your beloved Lake District.

    No need to apologize for not being around–especially when you’re so busy!

    1. Thanks Merril. I just don’t have time to do much reading, that’s why I’m not posting so often πŸ˜…

      1. I understand that completely. The reading that takes so much time. 😊 (See how long it took me to get back to this comment?)

  2. A beautiful poem, Ingrid, that speaks of a rich and rewarding life. πŸ’ž We are here, cheering you and your important project on. πŸ‘πŸ»

      1. You are welcome, Ingrid. πŸ’– Thank you for sharing your poetic gifts and for your dedication in bringing the voices of strong women to the public!

  3. Lovely poem, Ingrid, I enjoy the ebb and flow of this. It was also lovely to hear you read tonight! Hope you are well, the Wounds I healed anthology looks to be wonderful πŸ™‚

  4. This is incredibly heart-touching, Ingrid! I can picture the; “the seagulls below us who bask in the sun,”.. it was wonderful to hear you read tonight πŸ’πŸ’

  5. Powerful poem shared Ingrid with such great imagery and faith like the book has been with so many stories of strength. Wishing you perseverance in the final leg. Good ob and thanks for all of your work!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

  6. “we have work to be done

    Weaving poetry, spiralling throughout our lives”

    Very encouraging words gor the poets.
    Happy you dropped by my blog


  7. Wonderful imagery of life and lighthouses and the innate rhythm is beautiful, Ingrid. I was listening to the recording a while ago and really enjoyed it. But you sounded a bit tired. I hope you are keeping well.❀️
    Your hands are full with the book, it’s okay to not keep up with writing. All the best for all the hard work you are putting in. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

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