Peter Phillips

Experienced Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Wind over Whitecliff

A strong Sou’Wester,
Storm Gerrit, someone’s called it,
Harrying over the harbour,
Pulsating over the park.

Wareham Winter Wander

The huge earth bank of the Saxon wall
Still marks the edge of town.
It was built by Alfred the Great
To keep the Vikings out
(But it didn’t work, sad to say,
The Danes occupied the town, anyway.)

Love One Another

Sermon looking at Jesus’ commandment that we should love one another (John 13:34). How can we, as people of the church, love like Jesus?

Ebb Tide Echo

Oscillating calls disrupt the coastal calm:
Obstreperous oystercatchers
Clashing over the oyster catch?

Teach us to Pray

Sermon looking at the Lord’s Prayer, and Jesus’ teaching on prayer immediately afterwards. The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Teach us to pray.’ And we too can come to Jesus today and say, ‘Teach us to pray.’

Collared Dove, Confused

Diligently
She flies down to the garden,
She selects the ideal twig,
She flies up, twig in beak,
She disappears into the birch tree,
She reappears, and repeats.

Aerial Conflict

They compete for supremacy of the sky,
Two birds together above the trees,
One circling sedately on the breeze,
One haranguing and heckling with hoarse cry.

All is Well

She welcomed the prophet of God,
She opened her home to him,
She gave him food and a bed for the night,
She built him a guest room on top of the house
For rest and refreshment whenever he passed,
All is well.