Monthly Archives: November 2016

Name Poem: An exercise

I recently finished Lunaea Weatherstone’s Tending Brigid’s Flame, a truly wonderful book about my matron Goddess. I can’t recommend it enough, truly. One of the many explorations and exercises Weatherstone recommends is the creation of a name-poem, similar in spirit to … Continue reading

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Short poems about war and the weather

As part of my spiritual practice, I write a daily poem about things that I’m mulling over, or which have touched me. They are always nine lines — except for the occasional longer poems, when I have the inspiration — … Continue reading

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The rail grinder

The stars come down with the screen of steel — galaxies thrown wide, sound and fury. The rail grinder pares the iron road to perfection, if you survive it — You are melting in the forge, the kiln stoked– You … Continue reading

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Good People

They are good people: Mind their own business save for a kind word over white pickets. They rake leaves promptly and maintain their lawn. They keep their dogs from barking too loudly.   They tithe to the church, go every … Continue reading

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Gallows Song

I will go to the gallows singing a glorious aria because I am a singer, and have been blessed by my life. It will not be a dirge – not “Dido” or even Turandot. “Hark, the Echoing Air,” “If Music … Continue reading

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Ogham Poem: Sail, the Willow

Your long hair swinging, you sway over the mere to peer in its murky depths, the bees singing the song of your name O salce, salce, salce, O —   and the branches underneath the dun forge the faces of … Continue reading

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