Poetry

Sunday Poetry: The May Queen is Waiting

by Beth on May 24, 2015

The May Queen Is Waiting by Ruth Barrett and Cyntia Smith Originally recorded on The Heart is the Only Nation, BMI. I’ll prepare the furrowed earth for your sweet body. The stars are rising in the moonlit sky. The May Queen is waiting. Her voice reaches as you sleep, can you awaken to live the […]

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Sunday Poetry for a Winter’s Day

by Beth on January 18, 2015

The Breathing by Denise Levertov An absolute patience. Trees stand up to their knees in fog. The fog slowly flows uphill. White cobwebs, the grass leaning where deer have looked for apples. The woods from brook to where the top of the hill looks over the fog, send up not one bird. So absolute, it […]

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Happy Birthday to My Mom

by Beth on January 4, 2015

She would have been 82 today. They wrote this about her in her high school yearbook. It was true her whole life. She Walks in Beauty By Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and […]

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Poetry For the Conclusion of Yom Kippur

by Beth on October 5, 2014

Offered with great tenderness and love today, to all my dear Jewish (and Jew-Witch!) friends who have been observing the High Holy Days and particularly Yom Kippur. And for all, of every faith, who have traveled the pathways of mourning and healing. Blessed be. Kaddish Mother of my birth, for how long were we together […]

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Poetry for the Last Sunday of September

by Beth on September 28, 2014

I have come to a still, but not a deep center, A point outside the glittering current; My eyes stare at the bottom of a river, At the irregular stones, iridescent sandgrains, My mind moves in more than one place, In a country half-land, half-water. I am renewed by death, thought of my death, The […]

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