This blog is to inspire people.

I will do this via the uplifting effect of great poetry and other beautiful words, phrases and sentences.

Each week I will write a short piece of my own as an accompaniment to a special poem. My interpretation will be my view only, and it will seek to spark insights and emotions in the reader. I will also correlate my understanding of the meaning of the poem with reflections on modern and traditional values and behaviours, the issues surrounding us in today’s world, and the perspectives we construct to make meaning of our lives. This series will be sustainable over a long period.

I will write this blog under the aegis of Correlation Coaching of which company I am a Partner. I will welcome all feedback.

Thank you in anticipation!

- Ian Widdop


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