Two poems published on Writing in a Woman’s Voice

The writer Beate Sigriddaughter has a beautiful project of posting a poem every day on her blog Writing in a Woman’s Voice. I am honored that she has posted two of mine this week: First Anniversary Prayers and Language of Ash. I hope you check them out and then keep returning to the site to discover [...] Learn more →

Persephone Mandala on leaves

Persephone Descending: Letters to the Dead

In March 2016, before the Equinox, and as the moon opened to fullness, I had an experience that is basically inexpressible because of its power and because of its commonness. I sensed the moment the seasons shifted as the moon rose over a river filling with spring’s ice floes. To convey a glimpse into the [...] Learn more →

Persephone Rising at Equinoxtide

In mid February of 2016, I stood on the dike along a bend in the Connecticut River watching the ice floes come down from the north. First, there were just the sludgy, half-submerged chunks with their edges clicking together in the surface water. Then whole islands of white snow took their place and set a new [...] Learn more →

Persephone Descending Series 2018

The seasonal shift from summer to fall is a potent time of year for remembering our beloved dead. In October the growth of the natural world recedes and absence becomes a presence. The first days of November bring Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, Catholic masses for All Saints and Soul Days, and secular commemorations [...] Learn more →

Pilgrimage Report in Poetry and Prose

The Summer Solstice-hinged e-retreat Walking the Ways of the Summer Light just concluded. This offering is a poetic report from a few moments of my Pilgrimage trip to Acadia National Park.    Love, the shaper, makes her a light fish with dark eyes swimming green, this passage skims skin from her cheeks. What she wanted [...] Learn more →

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