Poem: by Barn retreatant John

Poem: by Barn retreatant John

Published: 22 February 2023

Charlie's Wholemeal Loaves

Hot Barn bread out of the oven with butter melting on it

Flour, born of Earth
Weighed down with Water
Pushed to a giving solidity

Rising with warmth and Air
Matured in dark Fire
To a light crunch and softness.

Back down to Earth.





A poem by Barn retreatant John Skrine, who wrote it to celebrate the bread made by Barn Coordinator Charlie "as an exercise in including as many elements of the Elements as I could in a small space...with my thanks for a special week".

It may not be Charlie's exact method, but here's a version of The Barn's famous bread recipe here

Barn coordinators and retreatants make bread together in the kitchen












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