Ascent of the Goddess: 7th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival

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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...]

Blessings Unawares

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I'm feeling very blessed today. Many amazing things have come together for me this month, and although I know I have a lot of hard work ahead, I'm feeling very hopeful. I truly believe 2012 will be an amazing year.Old poems keep calling back to me lately, and this morning this verse by Emerson demanded my attention: WorshipTHIS is he, who, felled by foes, Sprung harmless up, refreshed by blows He to captivity was sold, But him no prison-bars would hold: Though they sealed him in a … [Read more...]

Pagans Caught In The Twilight

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Sometimes you will find yourself reading something written long ago, perhaps 125 years ago, and find yourself suddenly struck by how very Pagan it is. Does that ever happen to you?One of my favorite poets is Peggy Pond Church. She is magnificent, funny, brooding, cautious and ecstatic. Her voice changes from Cassandra to Baubo, and she is always deeply in love with the earth. I've loved her poetry for well over a decade, but my volume of her poetry has been packed away in a box for some … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Psycho Ex-Girlfriend

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Last night I was chatting with a friend about divorce. We talked about what a difficult process it was to go through, how it affects your subsequent relationships and the "rebound relationship." Suddenly a whole flood of memories came back, and I couldn't sleep as the ghosts of the past came to visit. You see, my first post-divorce "rebound relationship" was one of the most profound experiences of my life, and one of the most shameful. Because I totally, inexcusably, went batshit crazy on … [Read more...]

Brigid Poetry Festival: Beginnings

The 6th Annual Brighid Poetry Festival is an internet tradition to honor Brighid, Goddess of Smithcraft and Poetry. It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate. Here at Pantheon we decided to join in:BeginningsBy Galina KrasskovaHe is fireand iceand … [Read more...]

Brighid Poetry Festival: This Fire Will Not Die

The 6th Annual Brighid Poetry Festival is an internet tradition to honor Brighid, Goddess of Smithcraft and Poetry. It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate. Here at Pantheon we decided to join in:This Fire Will Not Die by Star FosterThis fire w … [Read more...]

Brighid Poetry Festival: The woman of seven stars goes hunting

The 6th Annual Brighid Poetry Festival is an internet tradition to honor Brighid, Goddess of Smithcraft and Poetry. It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate. Here at Pantheon we decided to join in:The woman of seven stars goes hunting by Sara Amis; o … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – Poetry: Sigyn

Do Her Cries Fill Your Ears? Proud. Doting. Mother. Devoted. Steadfast. Wife. Forsaking neither in cruel death or in life. Drip. Drip. Falls the venom. Drip. Drip. Fall Her tears. Hands strain to hold steady. The agony sears. A Goddess of love and Goddess of grief. Encompassing-arms that yet held Them too brief. Proud. Doting. Mother. Devoted. Steadfast. Wife. Forsaking neither in cruel death or in life. … [Read more...]

Sekhmet Devotional: Call for Submissions

Hi, Folks,I am in the process of compiling a devotional to the Goddess Sekhmet.I would welcome submissions of poetry, prayers, rituals, meditations, and recipes from anyone interested in being part of this project.Each contributor will receive a copy of the completed devotional as payment. The book, (the title is still under discussion) will be published through Asphodel Press.Please contact me if you need further information. The deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2010.Many … [Read more...]


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