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Norfolk Christian poet publishes first book

JUNE 08: InSearchOfSilenceSouth Norfolk Christian poet Chris Roe has just published his first collection of 45 poems, written over 30 years, under the title In Search of Silence.
It is the first complete collection of work that Chris has published to date, although individual poems have been published in the UK, Canada and the USA.
Chris said: "Writing this collection of poems has been, for me, a personal journey in search of spiritual peace. I hope the journey will take readers from dawn to dusk, through the seasons of the year and give glimpses of my life from youth to adulthood.”
American author, Trish New, who has written a forward to the collection, says: "Chris has the distinctive gifts of a remarkable writer who is able to reach another’s heart with words that give voice to one’s own experiences and dreams. He seems to bring all of nature’s beauty together as he searches for the deepest meaning of silence. The quality of his prose is uncommon, quintessential and intensely moving.”
The book also contains seven watercolours by Chris’ brother Paul.
The book is on sale at for £5.65 in the UK, including postage.
You can also contact Chris at

Here is one of Chris' poems



In your presence,

The circle is complete.

The searching at an end


No demands,

No duty,

No dark corners of isolation


Only the soft light of creation,

Moving gently

Through the crystal silence,

Of the morning dew.


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