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HIRAETH by Ruth Calder Murphy

Hiraeth is a Welsh word…

It speaks of longing, wistfulness, a feeling of being separated from home, but also the certainty that, however far you wander, you will be welcomed into its arms on your return.


Hiraeth
by Ruth Calder Murphy


This is the longing,
the hope, the faith,
the knowing
that somewhere,
deep within,
however far I roam,
is home.
This is the loving
that’s laced with pain,
the hearing,
deep within,
the still small voice again.
This is the yearning,
the turning round,
the knowing
that somewhere,
deep within -
and out into eternity -
I am found.
~ 
Photography by Elena Shumilova


Ruth Calder Murphy is a writer, artist, music teacher, wife and mother living in London, UK. Her life is wonderfully full of creativity and low-level chaos. She is the author of two published novels, The Scream and The Everlasting Monday, several books of poetry and one or two as-yet unpublished novels. More of Ruth' Spiritual poetry can be found in her book, Spirit Song and the soon-to-be-released sequel, "River Song". She is passionate about celebrating the uniqueness of people, questioning the unquestionable and discovering new perspectives on old wonders. She is learning to ride the waves that come along—peaks and troughs—and is waking up to just how wonderful life really is. You can visit Ruth and view more of her art on her website, or on her writer's page on Facebook. All her books are available on Amazon, here.


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