Ascent of the Goddess: 7th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival

Song of Springtime John William Waterhouse

Here's my contribution to the 7th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival:Clean water, rose-scented, bright linen sheets: wind-rippled.Droplets race down her skin, carrying death back to the earth. Sun-brown women carry pitchers filled with lavender water for hair matted, plaited in patterns of death.Throw those rotten shoes into the sea! Banish these tattered rags to the mountain! Exorcise this filth from her pure body!Caramel skin glows radiant as the decay falls away, hidden … [Read more...]

By the Hair On My Chinny, Chin, Chin

If I had 100X more chin hair I would do this, only in pink and black. Click the pic to read an article about a disturbing beard trend.

Like many women, I have wild hairs that grow on my chin. Amidst the barely visible down that adorns every woman's chin, I have random stiff hairs, standing dark and proud. Staunch, rugged individuals among the insubstantial fluff. Rebels.I tend to keep these hairs plucked and my chin tidily feminine, but a week of wrangling boxes and furniture left my boar bristles free reign. My chin looked decidedly mangy this morning as I lucked each pioneer, each thick outpost, from my face.On … [Read more...]

Almost Imbolc and I Feel Fine…

Credit: Caroline Ford

I should write something deep about poetry. Or fire. Or the sacred forge of life tempering us all. Or spring.But I really don't want to. We've had unusually warm, lovely spring weather here in Georgia and I just want to play on a tire swing. Or ride my bike. Or have a picnic.One of those picnics where you eat tomato sandwiches, ridged potato chips, and store-bought cookies. Where you crack open a watermelon and eat it with the juice running down your arms but you don't care because … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Imbolc

I know it's early, but I needed some good music. Enjoy 13 songs for the season!Also known as Candlemas and Lady's Day, this may be the most feminine of the Sabbats. So here's to the Lady! 13. Lisa Thiel - Imbolc12. Damh the Bard - Lady of the Silver Wheel11. The Pretenders - Hymn to Her10. John Denver - Annie's Song9. Emerald Rose - Urania Sings8. Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman To Me7. Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - Girl From the North Country6. Kris … [Read more...]


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