Here's a poem I wrote to celebrate the launch of Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau (filmed before lockdown but only just released)




May you rise like the phoenix from the ashes.

Reignite your precious embers.

Break from your constraints to dance on air.

Rise like the swelling tide, the harvest moon.

Rise like you will dare.


Rise like you're awakened from a hundred year sleep. 

Rise and keep on rising 

like a mountain heaving, growing, peaking, 

endlessly replenishing from deep within.


Rise above the mist, to see the early morning sun.

Rise like tender seedlings bravely pierce the frost.

Rise and mend your heart, 

as your breath caressed becomes your words let loose.

Arise and say your piece, in truth. 


Arise from fear, to be here now, alive,

more alive than you have ever been. 

Rise and you are seen. Rise and lift each other up. 

Rise. For freedom.


©️Janey Colbourne 2020



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Zushka B

Tue 10th Nov 2020 14:34

Thank you for this poem, i feel it fully inside my heart. Beautiful and simple and true

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