Rhyming Revue MaryAnne Bart
Buildings and acres of the Bield
Blending nature, spirit and self to be real
The Carpenter's Chapel at the start
Generally and specifically designed from the heart
The grounds where horses graze
Easy to receive and returns God's gaze.
Accommodation light with sufficient room
Happily decorated, dispelling gloom
The labyrinth a work of art
The mosaic fish leading the path
of entry – with the seasonal views
gently calling one to muse
on the glory of that mystery,
the curiosity of life and to deeper be
The nightscape from the sky light of the swimming pool –
showing the Creators mystical marvels through and through.
The art room – so inviting to explore
Materials, samples of work, useful guides by the score!
Extra sitting rooms; nooks and crannies –
Oozing peace, welcoming with nothing uncanny
The uniqueness of thought and attention to detail
Elegance, suitability – 8 stars on that scale
The prayer leaflets in the rooms and walks
Assisting meditation/reflection for answered calls
Col Booth said that on an empty stomach one could not pray –
The food here excels 'good' it is gourmet!
A Chagall in reception and where guests eat
Is an unexpected and lovely treat.
Thank you one and all
In this manifestation of hearing God's call –
Thank you when in 1997 your reply was 'yes'
May you always be well – and truly blessed
For what is close at hand and as far as the grounds reach
An awesome atmosphere to renew, restore, re-enter and to teach.
Talking about walking that extra mile
Tissues and a torch in room – what style
With wellies, slippers, umbrella in the hall
Welcoming practical convenient which says it all.
The precious, twice daily Chapel prayer
The focus, holy ground – so dear
T h e B i e l d a t
B l a c k r u t h v e n