The Step

The strange and angular truth
Bears a wayward fruit

Out of the way
But not out of mind

The island of the fruitful tree must be approached
But the bridge is broken

Only the crushed heart
Dares to be a foundation for the bridge’s mending

But lo, the Green Man comes
And he would cross!

He stands with the broken heart
But it is not enough

Then suddenly, wild and tender
A sea-creature comes by to make the bridgehead.

She will be the servant of the Green Man’s crossing.

The journey, thus, cannot be made
Without the creatures from the deep.

Sarah de Nordwall June 15th 2013

at Sr Sheila Gosney’s workshop on Homecoming at the de Mazenod centre in Towerhill, London