Have you seen or felt the vibrancy
That spirals in and spirals out
To and from receptive calling
Within you and without you
Bringing life to love
In glistening spells of renewal
From there to here in everywhere?

The inner flare
That helps you dare
To dance amidst the silence
Spreading passion
Spreading joy
The gladness in the sadness
The bloom within the doom
Or do you cut it out
Along the dotted line
Between what’s added and subtracted
To and from your head and heart
In arithmetical reduction
From infinity to singularity
The lifeless tyranny of whole and fractured numbers
Isolated by definition
From what calls to light in dark

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‘Stitches in Time’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 2020)

Stitching in Time

Every moment is a turning point In ever-present current Carrying life across the gaps In human memory From future into past Without a pause for

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