Paula Puddephatt
  • Female
  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • United Kingdom
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About Me
I am spiritual, and a poet. There were strong Quaker links on my father's side of the family, but I am not technically a "Quaker". I've attended Quaker meetings, but am not doing so at present, for various health and personal reasons - long story! I was Christened C. of E., and have had involvement with the LDS/Mormon and C. of E. churches, but no longer consider myself to be Christian. I identify most with Liberal Quakerism, Paganism and Buddhism.
Website/Blog
http://paulapuddephatt.tripod.com/poetry
Twitter Page
http://www.twitter.com/paulapuddephatt

A selection of my poetry is included on this page. Read more at: http://paulapuddephatt.tripod.com/poetry. Fiction at: http://www.freewebs.com/paulafiction and http://standrewsschool.tripod.com. Blogging at: http://www.poetfreespiritcrazy.blogspot.com.

Lime Trees

Summers consist of
peridot mornings,
and emerald afternoons.
The trees filter the sunlight -
so often saving me from
those headaches, which might have
mutated, evolved into migraines.

By autumn, the leaves have changed colour:
a poet's palette of
amber, copper,
gold, and red.

In winter, the trees are slender,
with a stark, grey-brown beauty:
looking fragile,
yet able to endure
the harsh frosts of the season.

And, throughout the seasons,
"they" plot.
They want
a concrete universe -
so they mark out their potential
victims, with orange spots.

The letters to local residents are headed:
"Implementation of
Environmental Improvements".

Yet, trees can bleed.
Scenes of carnage seal the deal.
They win; we lose.
So much wildlife, instantly evicted.

Fluorescent yellow workmen circle tree stumps,
inspecting their day's work -
before going for "a pint",
and home for tea.

Spring is cancelled.



Dolphins

Aerodynamic angels
Of the ocean,
Whose graceful motion
Entrances and enchants -

Your collective "Spirit"
Swimming
With my own,
In sacred waters.



Transcending

Prayer perfumes the air.
Late into the night,
we are raising the rhythms
of spirituality.
We are weaving our intricate tapestry
of light -
dreams swirling
around in our brains,
and visions transcending
the "truths" that we once
thought we knew.



A Certain Stillness

At the very centre of our silence,
I listen to the orchestra of angels,
and a certain stillness seems to
enter, deep inside of me.



Devotion

Pale moonlight illuminates emotions, so intense:
a silver shimmer
in a velvet sky of indigo;
devotion cushioned with
a child’s simple sense of love and humility;
vast oceans of meaning,
held securely, here and now –
within my grasp.



Spirit of the Unicorn

The spirit of the unicorn
is rising in my mind.
My guiding light, in celestial white:
equine angels, offering comfort and insight.

Paula Puddephatt's Blog

My new poetry collection

Posted on 9th mo. 26, 2012 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

I have published a collection of my poetry - a print book, in addition to various eBooks.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paula-puddephatt/inside-my-mind/paperback/product-20410885.html

 

Peace and blessings,

 

Paula. x

 

Poetry eBooks

Posted on 8th mo. 21, 2012 at 4:45am 0 Comments

My latest poetry eBook can be downloaded free of charge.  See:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paula-puddephatt/colours-of-pain/ebook/product-20340340.html

My poetry can also be read at:…

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Poetry eBook

Posted on 8th mo. 17, 2012 at 4:56am 0 Comments

I have just produced a second eBook of my poetry.  It can be downloaded free of charge.  It includes some of my early poems, as well as more recent work.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paula-puddephatt/the-carousel-of-dreams/ebook/product-20336439.html

 

My Poemhunter eBook

Posted on 8th mo. 15, 2012 at 7:56am 0 Comments

If you enjoy poetry, you might want to check out my poetry eBook, which can be viewed or downloaded, free of charge. 

 

http://www.poemhunter.com/i/ebooks/pdf/paula_puddephatt_2012_8.pdf

My new eBook!

Posted on 8th mo. 9, 2012 at 6:50am 0 Comments

For those of you who are interested in poetry, please check out this link to my new eBook.  It contains a selection of my work, and can be downloaded, free of charge.…

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At 9:26pm on 5th mo. 21, 2010, Paula Roberts said…
Yes, I was PaulaEdwina on Bnet. (Too lazy to come up with all kinds of names). We were in the Quaker group together.
At 9:25pm on 5th mo. 21, 2010, Paula Roberts said…
I thought that was you! I think EarthFreak is here too.
At 11:33pm on 5th mo. 10, 2010, Paula Roberts said…
Hey Paula, we knew each other over at Beliefnet.com!
At 11:05am on 6th mo. 14, 2009, Inez Schaechterle said…
That's Zeke. He's my only bird now, but I've had cockatiels and at one time a med. sulphur cockatoo. What have you got?
At 10:36am on 6th mo. 13, 2009, Elizabeth Bullock-Rest said…
Here is a copy of what I wrote:

At 10:03pm on June 7, 2009, Elizabeth Bullock-Rest said…
Oh my...I am so happy to see poetry on QuakerQuaker. Thank you, Paula. I am glad you are with us here.

Elizabeth Bullock-Rest
Fayetteville (Arkansas) Meeting
At 10:03pm on 6th mo. 7, 2009, Elizabeth Bullock-Rest said…
Oh my...I am so happy to see poetry on QuakerQuaker. Thank you, Paula. I am glad you are with us here.

Elizabeth Bullock-Rest
Fayetteville (Arkansas) Meeting
 
 
 

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