R S Thomas was an extraordinary poet.
An Anglican priest in Wales bitterly opposed to the Anglicisation of his native land.
An ardent Welsh nationalist but a great poet in English. A very unique Indigenous Man In The Anglosphere.
He wrote that “The world needs the unifying power of the imagination.” and “The nearest we approach God is as creative beings.”
He loved the endangered red kites of his native land.
When I think of R S Thomas, I think of how it feels when Bunjil soars above me in this ancient southern land.
Geoff Fox, 29th March, 2022, Down Under
(The word art “Silence Flying Free”associated with this post is published under a creative commons license by Geoff Fox and is based on a photo by Charles J Sharp of a red kite in England.)
Christianity has what humankind needs right now within its reach but way out of its current capacity to grasp and hold.
The Word. Logos. Logic. Rationality. Discourse.
Omnia Omnibus. Everything for everybody.
Put the two together and the result should be democracy and freedom.
But what do I see?
A magnificent heritage which proclaims a welcome for all refugees.
(Just as long as its not someone like me alienated from the land of my birth by a police state bastardry whose rhetoric and propaganda the church supports whenever it can.)
Tries to be local ……..
(…… but then hits out in fear with the accusation of attempted murder when other persecuted peoples’ desperations for freedom upset its comfort zone.)
I could go on.
But what I seek on the whole of this website is dialogue with others.
Living in The Word.
Beneath Bunjil‘s skies.
Geoff Fox, 16th February 2002