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The Summer Day

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Nov 2014

My poem of the week is written by the American poet, Mary Oliver who was born in 1935.

She is someone in love with the world…

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A post office visitor

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Nov 2014

I am standing in the Post Office queue.

And I am happy.

I have nothing particular to do, but send these small parcels I carry…

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The guru's word

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Nov 2014

The crowd pressed the guru again and again for a word.

‘Give us a word to change the world!’ they pleaded.

They so wanted to change the world!..

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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