Ann Parker is a poet and a member of Christian Ecology Link. In this poem she reflects on ageing as a Christian in a climate-changing world. Barbara Echlin.
A time of consolidation,
like moving house. Leaving,
giving, throwing out that which
is no longer needed.
Learning new dimensions;
how to fit oneself into unfamiliarity,
Don’t waste it.
Then there are the practicalities
Climate change – my role – the role
of everyone in living through it.
Awareness of new sciences,
gardening, food production.
Saving fuel and water.
Emerging hazards, new diseases
And God? The Sabbath ‘rest’
in stillness, one-ness. Not
but prayer as weaving