This unique collection of original poems, watercolour prints and photos, all by the author, explores life in all its fullness – relationships, conflict, hope, time, age, memory and mortality. Reflecting the author’s upbringing by the sea in Devon, his training as a Marine biologist and his ministry in the Methodist Church, images of the sea and faith are lightly woven through its fabric.
A first collection of poetry and art by an internationally published writer of over 1500 hymns.
Am I creation’s keeper, a steward of this earth, a singular vocation, to measure all its worth? As humans we must nurture, the land, the sea, the air, for all we see around us is handed to our care.
Yet lost in self-obsession, not feeding human need, our greatest occupation, is meeting human greed; we cull and kill creation, exterminate at will, we hanker and we hunger for more than just our fill.
The seas become polluted, the forests burnt or felled, the air a noxious fluid, its temperature not held. The world, unfit for purpose, destroyed by human choice? We need to hear the prophets, to raise up every voice.
No faith or creed or preference, exceeds our need for life, this planet, all its value, will it survive our strife? When human life has ended, this home left scarred and torn, will God not weep with anger, that we were ever born?