Monthly Archives: March 2013

Christians and Pagans: Rules for engagement

This post angers me. In short, for those who don’t feel up to clicking today, it concerns the trolling of non-Christian obituaries with the intent of proselytizing. Christians contact the non-Christians mourning their dead, send tracts and various well-meant sentiments … Continue reading

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Poem: the birth of Aonghus Og

Love is born when the rainmerges with the river,the two planes meet, silver,as birds and fish dart through. Keep the secret from wellsthat we don’t need them now,that sky and stream provideas snow edges to mud. And then, the sun … Continue reading

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Poem: 0. The Fool

Another poem, scribbled in a fit of whimsy on my couch the other day. Oh, I have spent my life walking on the air. Yes, I feel those white teeth nip my ankle, hear the warning bark, all well-meant, herding … Continue reading

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Pandora: A poem

Found these notes scribbled in one of my files. While I apparently meant to assemble the pieces into a longer poem, I’ll string them together into their own piece here. Perfect hands trace the lid,keys etched in clay, a chainof … Continue reading

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A non-genetic Druid

For the past several months, I have been researching my ancestry and have even undergone the genetic “spit test.” The results: I am 78 percent eastern European, 14 percent central European and 8 percent god-knows-what. (The term they use is … Continue reading

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Lus: a flame, an herb

Come then. Your hands lace around the chipped cup framing your eyes with rising steam. The knots and veins of them thread a landscape — mountains, valleys, broad rivers. Age hones you into the image of Earth. At your back, … Continue reading

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