Category Archives: Art

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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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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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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Forgotten Technologies

NaPoWriMo Day 17 and we’re asked to right a poem about forgotten technology… Pamphlets, Poetry and Broadsheets I wonder what Tom Edison would think to see his money-making invention fuel a counter-cultural revolution? Precursor to all other social media devices … Continue reading

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The Didactic Poem

I recently had a conversation with a friend about didactic poetry.  Her poem had been negatively critiqued for being didactic.  The Poetry Foundation defines didactic poetry as, “Poetry that instructs, either in terms of morals or by providing knowledge of … Continue reading

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Why I Keep This Stuff

Yesterday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Lillian asked us to write about some object we have hanging in our homes.  I have so many things hanging from all sorts of places.  My walls are full, as is every vertical surface.  … Continue reading

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Swan-diving Across the Corpus Collosum

As a poet I am always pondering what makes a “good” poem.   Of course, subjectivity plays a big part.  Nevertheless, some poems appeal to vast numbers of people of all ilk. What makes a poem or dance, a symphony or … Continue reading

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Equinox— Northern Hemisphere 2015

MABON Autumn Equinox September 22-23 The festival of Mabon takes place on the Fall Equinox. It celebrates the second harvest, the last before winter. Once again day and night come into equilibrium. The king is dead, his blood shed to … Continue reading

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August POetry POstcard Fest

This month I’ve been having fun with postcard poetry. I first heard about it at the Austin International Poetry Festival during a workshop. The teacher (sadly I forget who gave the class, just remember how cool it was) brought in … Continue reading

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Guadalupe – Our Lady of the Americas

Today is Guadalupe’s Feast day.  As so many people do,  I feel a special affinity with her.  So much so that several years ago I collaborated with my fellow poet and author Kathryn Smith in writing, producing and co-starring in … Continue reading

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