Rodin and Claudel

Artists sleep with their models and paint / Their lovers, fall in love and fall again. / Women are always in their lives. / Art needs love, as life needs rain. [Read more…]

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A Dialogue of Angels

What existed before the beginning? “Before” and “beginning” are irrelevant. Time is not primordial, nor is space or matter or energy. [Read more…]

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“History” — Part III

Canon    15. Innocence: The Sorceress  Blake told you and told you: you never heard. There’s only the single speechless word. It verberates your wordy skies, It multiplies your bawdy ground. As sound is unified with word, The Lord is unified with sound.   I am She who dances on the face Of the waters, [Read More…]

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“History” — Part II

[For an overview of this poem and its complete title, please see the previous blog.] Second Theme 7. Sunlight When the whirled is all inhuman Flower, what can I say To the angel flaming Flower-spectrumed in Eden? Shall I ask this angel Who’s got my mind in hock, Who burns my eyeballs green, Who strips [Read More…]

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“History” — Part I

In December 1963 I had a spontaneous series of altered states that lasted for about three weeks. In the center of it was an ecstatic conversion experience much like what had happened to me at age 14. Most people have no idea that such an experience is even possible. Those who do know about it [Read More…]

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Of Infinity, Divinity, and the Big Bang

In the beginning there is no beginning. / There is only the Goddess and her name / Is Everything-All-the-Same and Fullness. [Read more…]

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Goddess Murder

My novel Goddess Murder is essentially a love story, about the romance between a college professor and a hereditary Witch, and how it is set off when the professor receives three apocryphal gospels smuggled out of the Vatican library by a Jesuit colleague who is then murdered. [Read more…]

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Of Blogging and Poetry

Now that I’ve been blogging for a few months, I have some opinions about it. Serious writing about things religious does not attract a mass audience, unlike action thrillers and other children’s literature. [Read more…]

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Another Three Pagan Poems

Morgana at her Vanity (for Erif) Damp from the chastening water, She oils her skin, humming A wandrous tune that breaks, Then resumes, as her musing eye spies, Then dispells, each threat of a line In her face, in the polished brass mirror. She combs out her sea-raven hair With sharks’ fins, brushes With bristles [Read More…]

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Three Pagan Poems

After that last series of essays, I will just lighten up a little.   On a Very Mixed Party at Bob and Bill’s At first the dopers and the gays each thought The others were straight, then everyone decided Everyone else was cool, and the party warmed up. At one point ten girls were, two [Read More…]

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