9781849524773 Walking Our Story

Selected and new poems 2001 to 2016

Joy Mead



Wild Goose Publications



Walking Our Story is a collection of much-used and favourite poems from Joy Mead. Many of them have been selected by the author’s readers and friends, who ask ‘Where can I find … ?’ when they want a poem for a special occasion. Other poems tell of a path in poetry shared with people the author knows and loves, as well as strangers. Not a path to follow but a path made by walking – a kind of pilgrimage.

And there are new poems too … the walk, the story, the poetry go on …

See how they come:
bare feet on the warm earth,
disturbing the dust of ages,
to the telling place
where the joy of birth
and beginnings is shared
and the colours
of hope imagined:

   for every baby born, a star
   for all life on earth,  
   a story and a promise.

(From A parable of being)

Joy Mead is a member of the Iona Community and the author of several books including The One LoafMaking Peace in Practice and PoetryWhere are the Altars?Words and WonderingsA Way of Knowing and Glimpsed in Passing, all published by Wild Goose Publications. She has been involved in development education and justice and peace work and occasionally leads creative writing groups.


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