Retreat to Lindisfarne
In search of the Holy Isle
In sabbatical seclusion
Close to the beginnings
Where the sun rises quickly
And surf rolls in
Breaking the silence
Of a pebbled beach
Turning energy into refinement
Moulded, but not as clay,
Rounded with the earth’s rotation
Tumbled to near perfection
Then merged with a Celtic cross
In the cleansing of breaking waves.

June 2010 

Meditation prompted by the rounded stones on the beach, Lindisfarne, with thoughts on saints past and present, including Aidan, 7th century missionary to Northumberland.

Click here for photographs of Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Northumberland