A Pagan Requiem

I have been thinking for a while that we need more liturgical poetry in Pagan traditions. I have been thinking for a while about the beautiful pieces of music composed for the Requiem Mass, and thinking how great it would be to have a Pagan Requiem – something life-affirming, but acknowledging grief and death. So [Read More…]

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Poem on a Birthday

All the myths and stories tell us the gift exists to be transformed and passed on, or it loses its power. [Read more…]

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We Are Rising

The Queer Ones are rising. We are rising out of the woods, out of the ocean, out of the cracks between the concrete. Genderqueer, transgender, glorious peacock-shimmering, rising out of the darkness, the healing and sacred darkness, into the many-hued light of day. Queer deities, genderqueer deities, transgender goddesses and gods. Inari the fox god/dess; Vertumnus the changeable and ever-changing; tricksters and healers, poets and seers and shamans. [Read more…]

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The Moon and the Sea

I have always had a bit of a thing about the Moon, and everything associated with the lunar side of life: poetry, intuition, silver, water, dreams, and stars. [Read more…]

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On Poetry: A Conversation

Sarah Sadie and I decided to write a different kind of blogpost – a conversation. Since we are both poets, we had a conversation about poetry. [Read more…]

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Creative Endarkenment: Pausing to Get Acquainted with Darkness

All creativity roots itself in the dark, no matter how small or large the idea…but before anyone can explore that truth, we have to get comfortable with the idea of darkness. [Read more…]

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Combinations of Difficult Questions #PinkOut

What if a woman’s voice is the tree falling in the forest? What if women’s voices come together to weave another forest? [Read more…]

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