Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight

I stumbled across this poem in my usual circuitous manner, looking up something completely unrelated, but as it's a tale of love I thought it appropriate for the day. You can read more about the author, Rose Hartwick Thorpe, here and here. Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight By Rose Hartwick Thorpe Slowly England's sun was … Continue reading Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight

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The Bluest Sky

(with apologies to Toni Morrison)     Winter here is like the long dark of Moria, and we don't have Gandalf to lead us through it. Seeing sun and blue sky after all the rains lately is cause for celebration. Have courage, wherever you are. The sun is still there, I've seen it! A Prayer … Continue reading The Bluest Sky

Amazing Spring

Why are we always so amazed when bulbs start to grow, and trees start to bud in the spring? Do we always doubt that spring is really coming? Do we think spring has something better to do than arrive? And yet every year I find myself marveling like a child when I notice the trees … Continue reading Amazing Spring

A Card and Sonnet for the week

So here's our weekly card. When I pulled it, I kind of went 'meh' and almost reached for another deck to try again. And then I remembered what week this is. Ha. Tarot certainly has a sense of humor. Well, it is Valentine's Day this week. We have the Knight of Cups, the romantic dreamer, … Continue reading A Card and Sonnet for the week

Brother, Can You Spare $5?

Just a short post to all my writing readers. Finding  markets for our work used to be very time-intensive, with limited options apart from spending hours at the library finding contact information for magazines (or buying the ones you wanted to submit to, which you still should). There was of course the Writer’s Digest “Writers’ … Continue reading Brother, Can You Spare $5?

Celtic Sun Worship

It seems like virtually every ancient culture indulged in sun-worship at some point. But did the Irish? Or more specifically, the early Celtic settlers in Ireland? The Irish don't seem to have had a particular god or goddess of the sun, or a name for the sun as a deity. Lugh has sometimes been seen … Continue reading Celtic Sun Worship

The Vampires Want in on This

This may be a little seasonally-challenged, but it put itself together so nicely I couldn't refuse. The Triumph of the Moon October Sky The Dead Travel Fast This Side of Paradise Thanks for the creepy goodness to Ronald Hutton, Homer Hickam, Jr., Eric Nuzum, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I bet they never saw this coming.

Book Spine Poems

  Chris Galvin has been posting a number of these quite inspired mashups on her site, and it finally inspired me to give it a shot. Oddly, I seem to be missing bunches of books. I know I used to have more, but what became of them I don't know. Hopefully I'll find them eventually. … Continue reading Book Spine Poems