Author Archives: Christine Irving

All Things Irish

A few years ago I made a trip to Ireland in the company of women, priestesses set on a pilgrimage to ancient sites of Irish Goddess history. During our pilgrims’ progress I found myself making a vow to the Irish … Continue reading

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New Year’s eve

New Year’s Eve You can mold clay into a vessel; yet, it is its emptiness that makes it useful. ~Lao Tzu, Tao De Ching   Already, dawn breaks earlier day lengthens, quickening to light as sun pulls in her tether, … Continue reading

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Lupe’s Feast Day

Today, December 12, altars to Guadalupe grace thousands of home throughout the Americas. Originally manifesting Mexico, her presence has spread south and North through both continents and today, while continuing as patron saint to Mexico, she is also the patroness … Continue reading

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Hero Of Her People

She died as she lived, in service to her country, hanging on as long as she could, after a lifetime of exemplary service, to oppose the current threat to American democracy. This is a picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as … Continue reading

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What Matters to Mothers

Martin Jeffries, 13 Wild thing, raised to die runnin’ errands, runnin’numbers corner to corner, street to street run fast, fast, couldn’t outrun Mistah Death.   Samuel DuBois Washington, 15 I knew the odds were bad─ worked overtime for years, sent … Continue reading

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We See Dead People

  Laura Bloomsbury posted in  Poetics at the d’Verse Poets Pub asking us to describe a unidentified body found dead in a graveyard. We are challenged to : bring the deceased to life by letting them speak (first person) or … Continue reading

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Going Prosey

It’s Prosery Monday at the d’Verse Poets Pub and Merril chose a line from Gwendolyn Brooks poem An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire: We goin different directionsdown the imperturbable street. The challenge is to write a … Continue reading

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Rain Dance

‘Rain’ is the prompt today posted at the d’Verse Poets Pub by Sarah Connor  in Poetics Desert Song  The heat was hot and the ground was dry But the air was full of sound ~Dewey Bunnell, “A Horse with No … Continue reading

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Slipped, the Dogs of War Go Howling

We slip from ignorance into denial, slipping rosy-colored glass before our eyes to stare into the sun in ardent search for light.  Tears slip down our cheeks, we walk on blindly, ignoring each red flag, surprised when hell breaks loose … Continue reading

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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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