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after Robert Francis
Say oxeye daisy tansy yarrow orange hawkweed
purple clover Say skipper mourning cloak silver-
bordered fritillary monarch clouded sulfur Say
blue-eyed grass blue toadflax ragged robin rosa
rugosa shinleaf pyrola jewelweed white campion
Say bluebird swallow purple martin Say dragonfly
honey bee bald-faced hornet Say downy brome
curly dock barnyard grass hop clover Say warbler
— WALLY SWIST
Recently, Karen Rider (Soul of a Writer Blog) wrote a short piece on the literary genre of "Magical Realism." She said that it was based on three tenets:
1. time is not linear,
2. causality is subjective,
3. and the magical and the ordinary are one and the same
These are "fun" but if we're going to actually practice magic, we need to state them more correctly:
This week, I found a copy of Marie Gauthier's Hunger All Inside. She's a very good poet, in the school of Many Hands' regular contributor, Mr. Swist. She turns to the natural world for inspiration. But as a parent, she also turns to her son. And her poetry about watching him grow captures the essence of being a parent (and a child).
A workshop with Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian Tarot, and Carolyn Cushing to deepen your relationship with the natural world as a source of inspiration and support. Activities include: ceremony, mindful eating, nature journaling, talking together, being outside at Arcadia, and exploring the Wheel of the Year. More info at http://artofchangetarot.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/connecting-with-mama-ga...
--submitted by Carolyn Cushing
The Massachusetts Tarot Society is offering “Way of Seeing” — An Introduction to Tarot, presenter George Barham on July 16th.
Each card is like a crystal with many facets. We will explore some of these sides in minor arcane and the major arcane. We will go into a brief history tarot decks and how to understand them. We will look at how all this affects readings.
Location & Time:
1pm to 3pm at the Gazette Building, 115 Conz Street in Northampton, Mass.
I enjoyed this, and I thought you might like it as well, from the entry on "noon" in Wikipedia:
"In traditional magical thinking, both noon and its opposite, midnight, form an axis linking the mundane world with other worlds by being apogee of light and darkness, respectively. Thus, noon is associated with heaven, order and life."
Touching the sacrum