Monthly Archives: November 2018

Waiting

However, I began thinking of the fires in California and all the displaced people and animals.  I used to go to Paradise (not Pleasure) as a child visiting my grandmother on her ranch outside of Marysville.  Nana had a friend … Continue reading

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“…the poem which i do not write”

 (title from poem xvii by e.e. cummings) Rumi is a long time favorite of mine.  His love poems speak often of desire, as does the Judeo-Christian Song of Solomon.  Religious apologists say that the use of erotica in these and other … Continue reading

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Quadrille Night at the dVerse

Hey the challenge on the bar at last night’s poets pub was to write a quadrille. (The Quadrille combines two essential elements – a single word that has to be included in the body of your text. The second is to limit  … Continue reading

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Time Out to Write

  I’ve just returned from spending several days at The Writer’s Colony in Eureka Springs, AK.  I haven’t been on a writing retreat before that was solely for the purpose of writing and didn’t include workshops.  It’s a present you … Continue reading

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dVerse prompt – Metaphor-

A metaphor equates two things not because they are the same but because there is a symbolic resemblance or comparison. A metaphor can not be taken literally. In many cases I think that the more surprising they are the better … Continue reading

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Women’s Ritual Dances and the Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality-Part Two by Laura Shannon

In the first part of this article, I looked at how Carol P Christ’s Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality are related to traditional women’s ritual dances of the Balkans. After more than thirty years of researching and teaching these dances…

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dVerse ~ Poets Pub

I’ve found a virtual poets’ pub where every barkeeper and patron – even the solitaries, come to meet and mingle with other lovers of the craft.  The dedicated staff takes turn posting a series of prompts several times a week … Continue reading

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If Dragons Can Unlock Their Jaws We’ll Lose the Moon

The moon winks in and out. Some darkling dragon shape is circling her, perhaps in play. Halloween night five poets bobbed for apples, forgetting the lessons of childhood… Small palates can’t grasp pippins.  It takes Mick Jagger’s mouth and chutzpah … Continue reading

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