My little dandelion

My Little Dandelion Prayer Poems of Longing and Hope poetry contemplation spiritual direction

My first publication is an illustrated booklet of 13 meditative poems. My German friend and artist, Ute Plank, did the drawings for the book and they complement the poems so beautifully. 

If you want to see more of Ute Plank's art,  visit her website  

You can order a copy of the booklet from the Northumbria Community's online shop: 


"This is a jewel of a collection of prayer poems, written by someone who has drawn deeply from her life experience of God as love, and who writes with authenticity, intimacy, and passion.  There is a generosity and openness in the writing, which is sensitively enriched by the beautiful drawings of Ute Plank, and helpful background notes on the context out of which each poem was birthed. They are poems to walk with, wrestle with, and be nourished by, which touch the soul in the areas that are beyond words, and are indeed prayers as well as poems."

​Revd. Dr. Sue McWhinney, Curate in West Yorkshire


"In this small collection of poems, Christine has found a way to express with beautiful imagery depths of feelings which many of us might find inexpressible. Here are poems to spend time with; poems which squeeze into words the deepest longings, questionings and pain of the writer's heart. They are truly incarnational: ponder them slowly and deliberately and you may well find Christine's deep yearning to be fully at one with God being powerfully awakened in yourself. Complemented perfectly by Ute Plank's artwork, this is a gem of a book."

Pat Marsh, Author and retreat leader.