Book of Poems

When oceans part
and stars align
we hesitate..

for even though
we know
our way
is clear..

we fear
our own

The poem above is one of 15 short poems included in my Handmade Books of Poems. This is one of 3 Books I’ve recently had fun making… with Coptic Stitch binding, recycled paper and some beautiful naturally dyed Lokta Paper from Nepal. Available from my Online Shop. Many thanks to all who visit. Much love..Mairi 💙


These beautiful words by T.S. Eliot always speak directly to my soul, and bring me peace when I’m feeling unsure of my path… or falling into despair. 💙

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T.S. Eliot
from the Poem East Cocker 

Paintings by Mairi