Spacious Living

The Rev. John Fairbrother

13 September 2012

 A response to the Moments article (9 Sept. 2012) Getting to grips with space by The Rev Sande Ramage


Spacious Living.

 Why do we tolerate, create, celebrate,

engineer such noise

materialise emotion’s freight?


Why did Victorians in their towns

create green commons

parks, recalling downs?


Why does hush of temple or

cathedral evoke tremor,

and soulful awe?


Why might prayer-like ‘inner space’

be disturbed through

given, fragile grace?


Words birth life

meaning’s sound.

Thoughts release freed

living space.

Light relieves shadow’s

darkening ground.