I am a child of the old, westering hills
the rain & the left behind ghosts.

I believe all of life is a love story,
timeless, perfect truth.

I have written two volumes of poetry
two story books, an essay series,
and a novel.

All of these are available here
as fundraisers.

My writing is generally described as lyrical, wistful, and like fairytales, which is very kind of people to say. I tend towards the wild sky rather than the earthy, the household rather than the moors; I am mostly interested in relationship, whether that is with other people, or the land, or ourselves. I believe that magic dwells not at the edgelands but in the between spaces, the relationship spaces, the silences that hold all possibilities. I believe a cup of tea is more powerful than a consecrated chalice, a bread knife more powerful than a sword,
and the most enchanting spells of all are in everyday words.

I wish you peace,
I wish you joy,
I wish you
the soft dark earth
and the seduction
of the sky.
May your road be
as you desire it,
in both shadow
and light.
May your dreams be
as your god gives them.
I wish you love.


  1. Sarah, this is one of the most beautiful "About" pages I have read! I followed you here from "Three," and I'm so glad I did. :)

  2. I love the simplicity and beauty of your pages and your writing. It was a joy to come across this :)

  3. I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are... There's something about the way you write that makes life seem so magical. Please keep blogging and sharing.

    (Oh, and I've downloaded a couple of your photos for my desktop, I really hope that is ok with you?)

  4. Thank you Amanda, what kind words :-) I don't think there's much hope for me stopping blogging, I am too loquacious!

    I'm fine with you downloading my photographs for your desktop, thank you for your interest. I'm honoured that anyone would want to.

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  8. “I believe all of life is a love story,
    timeless, perfect truth.”


  9. I saw your essay Staying Gentle in Bella Grace and followed it to your blog. So nice. I save Bella Grace and reread it. I will enjoy navigating your blog. Did you know cicadas cover their hearing organisms because a swarm is so loud? from grandmanaturediary.blogspot.com

  10. I'm so happy I found your gentle, poetic world. You express yourself so beautifully. Absolutely love your magical posts, they're so inspiring!