Monthly Archives: May 2020

Welcome Summer

Hanging on my studio walls are three collages dear to my heart.  The triptych represents the three aspects of the Great Goddess, representing the three traditional phases of womanhood – maiden, mother, crone.  It’s a fine thing for an artist to … Continue reading

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Prompted by Paint

I must have been about nine the first time I visited New York City.  We lived in Washington DC and Nana, my world -travelling grandmother, just back from Egypt, was laying over in New York on her way home.  My … Continue reading

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Haiku-ish

After reading two supplementary, interesting, but densely elegant, essays on the difference between mora or on and syllables, I decided to eschew counting, take Frank J. Tassone‘s advice and just write. After all, dropping into the d’Verse Poets Pub is … Continue reading

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Portals

Check out dVerse Poet Pub’s  post for May 19th and read Anmol’s post on portals, our prompt for the day. He begins with a quote from Arundhati Roy that touched me profoundly. He also includes some very interesting poems, providing … Continue reading

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Quadrilles

The quadrille is a tiny poem of exactly forty-four words not counting the title.  Today’s challenge from the d’Verse Poets Pub is hosted by De Jackson aka. whimsygizmo who wants us to incorporate the word  ‘fix’ as in “Oh we’re … Continue reading

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Merged Vision

Mish is hosting OpenLinkNight at the d”Verse poet’s Pub, which gives me the opportunity to post a poem I wrote a couple of years ago for Merging Visions a combined visual art and poetry exhibition.  The idea is to promote … Continue reading

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A Wander Through Kew Gardens

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The Thirteenth Fairy

My heads been wrapped up in fairy tales the last few weeks while I explored their underlying implications for our lives with Stephanie Anderson Ladd and an amazing group of  wise women.  If this seems like escapism, trust me its … Continue reading

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Anachronistic License

My Poetic License includes permission to play with time – move it backwards and forwards, but also, juxtapose the object of past and present into a different reality. In the case today, the two poets presented at d’Verse Poet’s Pub … Continue reading

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Joyous Beltane

Beltane   Wild nights and bawdy days May moon rides the heaving waves whales leap to arch and moan churn the sea to creamy foam inland forests sway and writhe tangled limbs all long and lithe part around a dancing … Continue reading

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