D G Moody

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My stories have been read 21568 times and 33 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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

Stations of The Cross - Eighth Station

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross. Mark 15: 21 I had no interest in witnessing his shame, Until, I found myself in the crowd, crowing...

Stations of The Cross - Seventh Station

Jesus carries the cross. Mark 15: 20 Laughing, they spit into his face, Now their sport is over. As a man He submits to his disgrace, as He sways,...

Stations of The Cross - Sixth Station

Jesus scourged and crowned with thorns. Mark 15: 17 -19 Swish – thud! The first blow His lungs gasp. Swish – thud! With the second His flesh splits...

Stations of The Cross - Fifth Station

Jesus judged by Pilate Mark 15: 14,15 I ask, who would choose to govern the Jews? When it meant my arising early at three, To receive their high...

Stations of The Cross - Fourth Station

Peter denies Jesus. Mark 14.43-46 After the Passover, when Judas had left, The Master had told them he was going away. And like young children, they...

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117 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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A sad poignanat refection,

Posted on Mon, 25 Dec 2023

A sad poignanat refection, and all too true for those for whom Christmas is as much the abscence of loved ones; I thought you expressed this elequently Paul.

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Posted in Christmas Is A Long Time Coming

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Thank you Jacques

Posted on Sun, 24 Dec 2023

Thanks for the read and comments Jacques. I spent the good part of yesterday afternoon trying to post it, with the result being displaced text. I sorted it today but with the spacing I hadn't wanted. But at least I was able  give my Christmas...

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Posted in Nativity

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Congratulations

Posted on Sun, 24 Dec 2023

You did it Rhiannon, rounded off the series in style; and you got that last Z in perfectly.

Dougie

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Posted in Consequences of God becoming man

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So true Rhiannon

Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2023

Yes, and yes, just as it is, a nice one Rhiannon. For us a change this year; I usually do all the catering, while my wife does all the rest; but this year we go to our sons, so I don't have to do anything - apart from falling asleep watching Dr...

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Posted in Before …!

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'Grey ‘air-ship’ convoy

Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2023

'Grey ‘air-ship’ convoy clouds lumber across the sky,'  What a delightful image; it reminds me - in the best possible way of Ted Hughes 'tented skies' if I recall correctly; and with all of it a great poem that brings to life the subject. A...

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Posted in Even Father Christmas blown over …!

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Thank you Jenny. I enjoy

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2023

Thank you Jenny. I enjoy poems that  use natural motiffs  And you may have noticed that I'm more active now, having decided to consolidate my support where I find more community. And let's all hope for a more peaceful Christmas and New Year....

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Posted in Charms Of The Season

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Winter blues

Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2023

This evokes our own habitat, albeit not quite so icy, but muddy yes - we call it poached. Another good poem - well done.

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Posted in Where I am living

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I tip my cap!

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2023

Yes, something was lost when men eschewed hats; I liked this poem, it reminded me to find more of mine.

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Posted in Hats

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Very evocative; I visualised

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2023

Very evocative; I visualised a cold dark church, with the candle light offering us hope - maybe?

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Posted in By the Candelight of Saints

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"feeding memories that are

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2023

"feeding memories that are scattered like many breadcrumbs". Lovely imagey, and lovely poem, to cheer us all up; thak you Jenny.

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Posted in Charms Of The Season

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