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2015-09-20 07:25 am

The Way of the Wind (written for the [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam)

The way of the wind
is to blow where it will,
though changed in its course
by sunlight and night
and by walls and by trees,
butterflies, seas.

The way of the wind / is to blow where it may )


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2015-09-09 07:31 pm

The Mountain's Call

The mountain kills its poets, and the mountain maddens bards:
the chair of the giant who slumbers here—it furiously guards
whatever secrets gifted once to those with fae regards.
Turn away, O would-be poet! Turn away, O hopeful bard!
You’re worth more living than inspired, more than Annwn’s discards.

Her name was Tesni, bright, warm, strong. Listener, take heed: )


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2015-07-17 12:42 pm

Sanctuary

home is a sacred space
set-apart space
sanctuary

safety from the chaos and rush of the world

a retreat, a resting place

hearth and holy place and home

I light my little candle and watch the flicker flame
this is the only hearth I have

I long for home


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2015-05-18 10:42 am

The Magician

act
mindful
conscious of
consequences
the power is yours
to do with what you will
pick up the paintbrush
sit down and write
sing out loud
crochet
knit

knit
crochet
sing out loud
sit down and write
pick up the paintbrush
do with it what you will
the power is yours
consequences
be conscious
mindful
act


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2015-05-13 01:20 am

The Fool

The Fool from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

just take the leap without a look
it matters not if there's a net
they call it Faith, they call it Hope
Beginner's Luck, they say
and paint the landscape, write the book
no worried thoughts of work or debt
at journey's start! who needs a rope?
it's good that no one's on belay


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2015-05-08 11:30 pm

Renovate

when life changes
in heartbeats
the world shakes

it rattles the china
and shatters the notion
that life is as
you thought that
it was

the world shakes
and stands still
and spins on


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2015-04-12 01:42 am

anapestic

if you're damned if you do
if you're damned if you don't
then just do
or just don't
as you will
or you won't
for you're damned either way
and it's not fair to say
that
you should or you shouldn't
you could or you couldn't
it's only for you
if you would or you wouldn't
and blame goes astray
if it's anywhere but
ignominious They.


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2015-04-03 01:39 am

if I'm not talking to you, I'm not talking to you

They say that if you believe
in the equality of genders,
you are a feminist
and should call yourself one.

Tell me )


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2015-03-21 01:35 am

sleeping beauty

A legend grew around the house
walled in by vine and thorn.
A beauty slept there endlessly;
she would wake on the morn
of true love's kiss.
The one who woke her, story went,
would break the faerie curse
placed on her at her christening—
how could that be worse,
how not be bliss?
In truth, Anara spun the spell
herself, till fingers bled,
to keep her sleeping till no man
would say she must be wed.
What would she miss?


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2015-03-18 01:33 am

a tanka

the greatest success
the devil has made is in
convincing us that

Christ would be supply-side and
only devils feed the poor


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2015-01-31 01:31 am

Aikido

I can be anything I want to be.
You taught me that.
Education is important.
You taught me that.

Perhaps I learned too well )


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2015-01-24 01:29 am

Legibility

Today I wear butterfly earrings.

Transition
transformation
metamorphosis:

I was a caterpillar
and now I am free.

My manager says
in the January chill
"Oh, you're thinking about spring."


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2015-01-21 03:55 am

Ella Chose

Ella chose
to lose one shoe
knowing that
your eye she drew.
Away she flew )

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