This poem is called Peacekeeper – it’s inspired by a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke, which urges couples to be the guardians of each other’s solitude.

‘The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries… a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude…’

I never really got this until I had kids, but now it feels really on point. When I’ve had 2 kids all over me all day, the most loving thing my husband can do when he comes in is to give me time to myself. Know what I mean?

I’m sharing this poem on my wedding anniversary as a thank you to my lovely husband for all the times he’s given me the space to find some sanity after a day of making like a climbing frame.


Seeds and Switches – a spoken word poem about moving at the speed of nature

Hello! Anyone out there? I’ve been off radar for so long, working on new things and moving in a new direction. Here’s a quick preview of what I’ve been up to.

This is spoken word poem inspired by a podcast by Rob Bell called Seeds and Switches. It’s about slowing down and taking life at the speed nature intended.

I feel like modern life moves so quickly, we’ve come to expect instant gratification on every level – even when it comes to our emotions, dreams and souls. Sometimes I think we’d be more content if we could be more patient with ourselves.

This is a new direction for me and Dreamcatching blog. I just felt like exploring new ways of talking about the things on my mind. But I won’t be offended if it’s not your thing, honest. But if you did enjoy the poem, please share it with anyone you think might be interested and stay tuned for more!

Thanks! It’s good to be back!

Jude xxx