poetry

May your voyage be long, full of adventure, with many harbors seen for the first time. Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy (1911) As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like […]

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Sweet October

by Beth on October 11, 2015

This year, I have come staggering and stumbling into October. Usually, I am bursting with joy, swirling into this rich, magical time that I adore. But there’s been the shocking, sudden death of a beloved friend, eight years younger than me… several work disappointments that I was not expecting… Hard and harder world news reports […]

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The ear too fondly listens For summer’s parting sighs, And then the heart replies. A.E. Housman, from Last Poems Back again comes the Three of Wands, having just visited us the week of July 20. For my more traditional interpretation, I suggest you pop back here, and check it out. By the way, I would also […]

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Twenty Years Gone

by Beth on August 9, 2015

Ripple Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung Would you hear my voice come through the music? Would you hold it near, as it were your own? It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken Perhaps they’re better […]

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I adore this poem for the days of Lughnasadh, and so I am encoring my posting of it from years past. With it, I send you blessings of faith, and abundant, miraculous harvests; and most of all, the grace to know them. Love and thanksgiving. Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith by Mary […]

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