Holding Heaven was inspired by those famous opening words from William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence. It’s a space where I try to reflect on the world as I see it: through creativity, pilgrimage, music, poetry, prose, prayer and just a little procrastination.

Spiritual Director Newbury


Sprawled in dreams

on distant hills,

shielding flocks

from dark dusk chill.


Star-burst sparks

sprayed them with light,

tearing rents

through bounds of night.


Wild angel praises

burst from high.

Impassioned message

blazed the sky,


Two thousand years;

the Shepherd still

shields his flock

from dark dusk chill.

© Jane Sigrist, Together With Children, Nov/Dec 1998, (The National Society)









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