D G Moody

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I have 61 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 15407 times and 25 of my stories have been cherry picked.
81 of my 360 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 83 votes

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Douglas Moody

I’m now retired and living with my wife and Springer Spaniel in a village outside Cambridge U.K. I have dual U.K. and Australian citizenship, having lived in the latter and also travelled in Asia, in-between living in London for two years. I came back to the U.K. in 1993 as a Buddhist monk and was later involved in interfaith between Buddhist and Christian monasticism, which led to my returning to lay life. I now identify as a Christian – albeit with Buddhist influences!

My interests lie in writing – prose and poetry, informed by my experience of life plus religion, history, and current affairs. I also enjoy cooking, walking (with wife and dog), and the joys of friendship. I have previously posted on UKAuthors. My verse tends toward rhyming, but as a beginner I’m always willing to improve my craft.

My stories

The Long Call

A poem inspired by Kipling's Harp Song of The Dane Woman. I did a reading at our poetry group with myself and a kind lady taking the voice of the wife left behind.
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In Memoria Canis

A year to the day since our Springer Spaniel died; The human condition is such that I still miss him. I'd written some thoughts then, which I've revised here.
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Valentine

My annual Valentine poem for my wife, which I'll put in a home made card.
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Dark Night of the Soul

The dark night of the soul is a recognised period of spiritual development; when the person can lose all belief until the self as ego is abandoned. The two saints who exemplified this for me are St John of The Cross, and St Therese of Lisieux, (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
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A Murmuration of Starlings

Why Starlings gather in their murmurations (from the sound they make) is still a mystery, and long may it be so. We are fortunate in having had some good displays this winter, in the nearby RSPB nature reserve.
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81 of my comments have received 83 Great Feedback votes

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The impression - of words

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2024

The impression - of words dancing - of Springs renewal - simply magic - a worthy poem of the week.

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Posted in Our Soil

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Show not tell, and here in

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2024

Show not tell, and here in elegant verse we have a whole story I found this poem delightful. A good one Rhiannon.

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Posted in Night Help

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A fascinating read  Rhiannon;

Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2024

A fascinating read  Rhiannon; and I can see I will need to come back to it a few more times; but from what I can understand so far, it is the unanawered question of the first cause, which for many is God.

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Posted in Precision-Controlled Complex Chemistry

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Well, I'm glad you did post

Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2024

Well, I'm glad you did post it Ewan; and I could discern a story - the expat in Spain maybe? And the tone reminded me a bit of Eliot - the measuring out in spoons was a great line.

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Posted in Afternoons Without Spoons

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Your nature poems take me

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2024

Your nature poems take me back to where I've been hapiest; out on some tracks in the wet, with a warm homecoming at the end; please keep them coming Rhiannon.

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Posted in Up on the Mortimer Trail

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I seem to have missed a whole

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2024

I seem to have missed a whole 'Slough'  of poems, like this one; and yes, it took a while before I realised what those smells signified! Nice on Thurlough! BTW, my wife once lived near the Mars factory, and they could smell the Mars Bars.

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Posted in Cheese and Onion Tuesday

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I came back to this today,

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2024

I came back to this today, having read it before; and the comments and your replies have helped me better understand it; and its certainly a powerful poem, which is cathartic. 

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Posted in Killing the killers

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This poem was perfect for

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2024

This poem was perfect for those of us who miss a bath. We swapped our bath for a shower years ago, and now have another one downstairs, so no luxury of a nice soapy bath - nice one Jane.

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Posted in In the Bath

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'white tears of snow drops.'

Posted on Thu, 08 Feb 2024

'white tears of snow drops.' I loved this line, and how the poem brings Spring ever closer. We have our snowdrops coming through now all over the our village, and on Sunday we have our snowdrop festival at our church and the grounds of the old...

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Posted in Progress!

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A deeply felt poem; and if it

Posted on Wed, 07 Feb 2024

A deeply felt poem; and if it's possible to say what I liked, it was how you told the story from both sides, which further emphasised the heartbreak. I have been fortunate, in that all my family have died while I lived in the UK and they in...

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Posted in The Home

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