Category Archives: Solstice

A Spirited Quadrille

On the first day of December, De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) brought to me (and all the other poets hanging around the bar at the dVerse Poets Pub) a quadrille in the spirit of the season. My forty-four words are meant … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: The Wheel Turns Again

Nettie’s Lament I love the hunkering towards dark that lengthens night draws down winter with amber light, etching wet black bark in convoluted arabesques against the pale apricot of autumn dusks.   Oh, stave off returning for just another day … Continue reading

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The Company of Women

Last weekend I attended a women’s retreat with the women of a local Unity church. We gathered in a lake resort near Austin, some hours from my new Texas home. Even after a year and a half, Texas still seems … Continue reading

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New Year’s Toast to Reality

This morning my husband sent me a book review by Edward Marriot of Alan Bennett’s novel The Uncommon Reader in which Her Royal Majesty, the queen of England, accidentally stumbles upon the pleasures of reading. It becomes an obsession with … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Solstice marks the end of year’s deep darkening cold increases, blizzards blow, but all the while light returns, inching toward summer in increments even an unaided eye can measure. Solstice night, perfect night, long enough to hold it all vigil, … Continue reading

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