Category Archives: Women

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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Prompt Return

NaPoWriMo promises to return next April for this month dedicated to poets and their poetry and leaves us with the word return as our final prompt.  Taking a chant I first heard sung by Libana and repeated afterwards in countless women’s … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday

Another Haibun Monday, where  prose and haiku blend into that unique form of poetry  Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone  prompts us today, to talk about Mars! Alien Full of amor, I married Mars my warrior lover.  No Venus I, neither … Continue reading

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Emily Redux

As a long-time fan of “the Belle of Amherst” and a poet myself I was completely delighted to find a new TV show about Emily Dickinson.  Emily is so often betrayed as a sad, loveless recluse, but in fact she … Continue reading

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A Kind of Soliloquy: the Gasconade

Frank Hubney at the d’Verse Poets Pub  asked us to write a soliloquy with the option of selecting a poem we’ve already written.  I usually go write new poems for every challenge, but as it happens I feel very strongly … Continue reading

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Word Portraits

This week at the dVerse Poets Pub, Anmol challenged us to write a portrait, paint a picture in words.  I’m actually cheating a bit because I am including the picture I describe (making this work double as an ekphrastic poem).  … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of Sorting

“Lentil Sorting” by Michelle Anglin, https://twotwitchatale.wordpress.com/?s=sorting In the fairytales, Cinderella and Vasilisa the Beautiful, and in the myth of Psyche and Eros, young women are set to sorting; a task found in fairy tales in which the protagonist must sort … Continue reading

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Women’s Ritual Dances and the Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality-Part Two by Laura Shannon

In the first part of this article, I looked at how Carol P Christ’s Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality are related to traditional women’s ritual dances of the Balkans. After more than thirty years of researching and teaching these dances…

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Was Kavanaugh Drunk?

Watching the hearings with Brett Kavanagh yesterday it occurred to me the man might be inebriated.   He certainly consumed a lot of water, was belligerent and maudlin, and his face showed unusually red – especially the constantly twitching nose. I’m surprised … Continue reading

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