Beltane and the Poet

Beltane or May Day is an ancient tradition, the end of winter  and the day Persephone emerges from Hades’ or Pluto’s dark underworld  to bring colour and joy back to the earth. Through the centuries people lit huge bonfires on the evening of April 30th and danced, and sang, and told stories.  The festivities continue…

” The Stolen Child” Exhibit at Itakos -Tribute to Ireland

We all need a touch of magic!  So I’d like to share with my readers a video presentation of my photography and participation on the Stolen Child exhibit at Itakos Gallery  by Akim Alonzo and CybeleMoon.   I had a lot of fun putting this together (with my very rudimentary program- Wondershare). read the short story…

Our Robin

Yesterday (the 24th) we received a heavy, devastating burden of news. In memory of our sweet Robin who lived with us, a friend, a sister,  a devoted aunt to little Lucy,  a daughter,  my wonderful  “American” daughter, and my daughter’s best friend, -our hearts are broken.  You came into our lives like a shooting star…

November musings with Rumi

I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud. ~Jalal al din Rumi You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.  The wound is the place…

voices call in solitude

(a small detour  from my beloved Tales of the Tuatha  ) A few impressions from my evening walk Solitude is noisy. Senses alert Wind humming and leaves pattering, Swoosh of heron wings on a mirror that shivers silver, and beats a rhythmic lap against the patient little bark, Graciously singing her neglect   seagulls dip and dive, the tide…

Falling in the Garden – a few poems

      The Open Door I like to step outside the door of morning to where the sun wraps me up in summer gold and lets me trace the pattern of flowers – as a beloved’s face beneath my eager fingers, I hear the tiny tick of hummingbird time caught in mosaic flight, And feel my…