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The Invisibility

Hallowe’en: it’s Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, both beginning at sunset of this day, October 31! Not only trick-or-treat day, but the Eve of All Saints Day so anything can happen … THE INVISIBILITY … Continue reading

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Where Unicorns

For the Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal, its birth flower the calendula. The first Thursday of the month is National … Continue reading

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These Hallowed Evenings

Halloween coming up: ghosts and goblins, witches and other scaries, will haunt our streets, begging for candy. A time for thinking of those who have died, those memories that remain with us, in this celebration of ancient beliefs … THESE … Continue reading

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Spectral Cinders

Hallowe’en next week, when ghosts, goblins and other strange visions abound. Really weird encounters occur on the street, or at the door, at this time of year and leave one pondering … SPECTRAL CINDERS surprised by time                                             ghosts pick fairy-tale … Continue reading

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Deserted House

There are so many old houses, particularly on the prairies. They have stories in them, questions about who lived there, how their lives were governed by the landscape. Did they move out? what made them change their way of living, … Continue reading

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Landscape

We’re well into the days of blurred outlines, misty mornings, with snowdrops up, crocuses peeping through. And, even from hilltops, the world is beautifully half-seen. This poem is a Terza rima, which has a very specific rhyme scheme and is … Continue reading

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The Stirring Night

I’m using a form of poetry that takes off from lines from another poet’s work: a glosa. Hallow e’en. I’m hearing voices in the wind, fingers that brush the door … It’s the time when ghosts walk the night in crumbling … Continue reading

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