• The Stillness of Hope 170812 O my heart, do not take from the love that burns To protect the hope of years How can you hold...

  • The Whisper in my Ear 170727 O heart don’t lead me astray See the trees that line the gardener’s way Their view is the sun and soil Along with our common toil O heart don’t lead...

  • These last months of philosophical, theological, and socio-psychological research suggests to me that life cannot be lived meaningfully without a kind of hope that informs our love and belief with and for neighbour, or other/s. Petr Jasek is an aid...

  • The Children’s Angels 160528 The angels at evening lulls close to the child’s embrace, their given grace of nightly rounds; of thoughts              and dreams; the sounds of heaven’s streams. Their...

  • The embrace of suffering through the cross of Christ is itself an embrace of the other (Christ came as ‘other’ into his own who received him not, to reveal the human condition and to rewaken the possibility...

  • The idea of embrace within a theology of the cross takes a pivotal turn in the 20th Century from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings in prison. Bonhoeffer’s sacrifice at the hands of the Nazis, and of countless others...

  • Answers At last the songs Righting the wrongs Anew array The night and day And fears that come To hope succumb “Welcome” I hear “Shed all your fear And take instead All that I bled To...

  • Broken Blame Be done with fuss For all the maimed That God’s not blamed Nor us Love is the price Of payment made By one who came Into the game With the faith that will suffice...

  • Mercy Though love was shunned And grace outgunned, At Lights’ command The hearts of those Where mercy grows Must soon appear To cheer The poet’s demand. This face we’ll see In God’s decree More friend to...

  • Spirit She graces loss Through the healing cross And draws the shunned To a world deafened By life’s excess Though they withdrew Betrayers all Their years in self to trawl She makes them bold As freed...

  • Perpetrator Chastened origin On wounds of spin With wooings to pay For the sacred fray  The doyens glanced As the undressed danced On hope denied As hypocrisy thrived Two-faced rehash But dabs in the gash While...

  • Compatibility in relationships 23rd December 2015 As 2015 closes out, Sharon my wife of 38 years, and my family are away while I sit in solitude finishing yet another academic paper. My thoughts drift momentarily to...

Loys de Fleuriot

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Loys is French, and arrived in Africa just before his teens. He married Sharon, a South African Fine Arts Graduate, in 1978, and graduated with a finance degree in 1986... More