Category Archives: Consciousness

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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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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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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Non-Apology

Today on the thirteenth day of NaPoWriMo we are challenged to write a non-apology for something we once stole.  Of my many infractions, the only thing I’ve never been able to justify or forgive myself for was the one material … Continue reading

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After Schuyler

Today’s prompt was to take inspiration from the poems of James Shuyler.  What interested me in his biography was that he seems to have come to poetry at mid-life – that period of upheaval given a rather contemptuous rap by … Continue reading

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Prosery: “The Rock cries out…”

In which Frank J. Tassone of the d’Verse Poets Pub invites us to post 144 words of prose inspired by Maya Angelou’s, On the Pulse of Morning, in particularly the line, “The Rock cries out to us today, You may stand … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Echo

So many kinds of echoes in the world. It’s no wonder the story of Echo and Narcissus has lasted so long.  We humans have more than one archetypal resonance with that word.  I can almost hear it echoing through my … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Echo

So the challenge for Tuesday, December 10, thrown down by Merril D. Smith is to write  about echoes for our lesson on Poetics at the virtual pub for poets I like to frequent.  As it happens, I’ve written a couple … Continue reading

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Apostrophe

Responding to Gospel Isosceles in  Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft  at the d’Verse pub for poets, I have very little to say, except this poem wouldn’t leave me alone. It insisted on being written.  Nothing to do when the muse … Continue reading

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Beauty, Awe and Gratitude Become One

Thanks to Frank J. Tassone at the d’Verse Poets Pub for suggesting we write a haibun exploring one of the myriad things for which we feel gratitude. I’m always pondering the whys and wherefores of our human sense of aesthetics.  … Continue reading

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