Iona: Poems

Iona: Poems

by Kenneth Steven

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715207789
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Kenneth Steven lives in Dunkeld in Perthshire and is one of the UK’s most popular poets. He is also a highly successful broadcaster, featuring regularly on national radio. His BBC Radio 4 documentary on the island.

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Iona
Is this place really nearer to God?
Is the wall thin between our whispers
And his listening? I only know
The world grows less and less â€"
Here what matters is conquering the wind,
Coming home dryshod, getting the fire lit.
I am not sure whether there is no time here
Or more time, whether the light is stronger
Or just easier to see. That is why
I keep returning, thirsty, to see this place
That is older than my understanding,
Younger than my broken spirit.
© Kenneth Steven

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