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Ogham poem: Ruis/Redness

Another in my ongoing series of poems based on ogham, the ancient Irish alphabet. Come now with the glow of it, rising a tide, upwelling of shame, the blood leashed and struggling against the limits of form — Formed of … Continue reading

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Poem: Anger

Anger changes nothing. It does not mend the broken cup or soothe the crying child. It does not tend crops or fold the laundry or enclose the wounded with love. Anger smashes the glass on the tile, dumps the basket, … Continue reading

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Poetry dump: Poems featuring mythology, trance vision and other musings

As part of my daily practice, I write a poem of at least nine lines. As a Druid priestess, naturally some of these poems express spiritual experiences, or explore mythology. Here are a selection of some of the pieces I’ve … Continue reading

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Ogham poem: Straif/Sulfur

The keeping of secrets, and the smoke rising from the match that lights the candle that illuminates the room, that ignites the bomb that clouds the street with sulfur and you won’t know which one it will be. A hidden … Continue reading

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Poem: Cursed

We are all mad now. The enchantment twists our words into unutterable collections of sound and syllable that bear no resemblance to meaning. What taboo well did we perambulate in the direction of the moon? What mirror did we shatter, … Continue reading

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Ogham poem: Gort/The Garden

Dearer than gold is the grass underfoot. What is an emerald to a mushroom? What are your questions to the song of a bird? What is death’s darkness to the soil beneath each inch bursting with more life than the … Continue reading

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Poem: Flies

The carcasses of flies litter the floor always near the windows. You’re convinced that somehow the house is spawning them   that something in the vent breathes up flies. But I’ve seen them clutch at the houseboards, the doorpanes in … Continue reading

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