Into Spirit…

I am so very sad this morning. The world has lost a beautiful soul, whom I only knew through her blogs. But that was enough. That was enough. & I am going to miss her, miss her, miss her.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Sue Vincent

14th September 1958 – 29th March 2021

R.I.P

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Rondel Prime Notes

About the Jez of It

Another neglected but beautiful French form the Rondel Prime is a 14-line poem which is formed over two rhymes. The refrain is set up using the first two lines of the first stanza. The meter is open to the poet’s discretion but is usually eight-syllable lines.

The Rhyme scheme is ABababAB ababaAB

Or for an Italian variant ABabbaAB abbaABB

Example

Beach Walks by Jez Farmer

A child I was and nothing more,
When first I gazed upon the sea,
I wandered here along the shore,
A-dreaming all the things to be,
When life was still a mystery,
Each day something new to explore.
A child I was and nothing more,
When first I gazed upon the sea,
But now with you I share my shore,
In realms of love, of you to me,
And so I know my destiny,
Like all the days I knew before.
A child I was…

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Sunday Sonnet

Gwendolyn Brooks has been a favorite poet of mine since I was a young teen. This is from the anthology, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, edited by Phillis Levin.

References.

Brooks, Gwendolyn. “Gay Chaps at the Bar”. The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English, edited by Phyllis Levin. Poem found on page 227.

Saturday Caturday

I’m the kind of person who makes her bed in the morning, generally within an hour of getting up, but sometimes I’m unable to make the bed because of sleeping kitties. The other day, it was Radar & Bobby who were comfy cozy on my bed. (Notice Radar’s attitude. He clearly does not want to be bothered!)

photograph © polly macdavid

The Culinary Alphabet …..Series 3… the letter B…

I missed A but here’s B

Retired? No one told me!

Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet…letter B…

Nothing is as it seems here…this new series is the brainchild of Chel Owens who writes at A wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing…my followers are so good to me they think up all sorts of permutations of the Alphabet…not sure if they want me to call it quits or what they will come up with next…Chel like Pete, however, will be called on to make her contribution every two weeks…they don’t get off scot-free…haha

So what’s in store? In this series the A, B, C, etc will be the middle letter, for example, Brawn, Cabbage, and Yucca… how easy that will be who knows I am sure  some of the letters of the alphabet could cause the grey matter to rebel or implode…haha

Barmbrack:

Barmbrack is an Irish bread traditionally…

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I Am A Dreamer

I love “we meet on the notes of a violin”

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I am a dreamer-
Floating in the celestial
Between your world and mine:
Only to return to poetry

We meet on the notes of a violin
In the sepia of memory
Where the ink washes out my tears;

In the fragility
Of my breath
Your fragrant laughter rakes my navel
Fleeting in the drifting daylight

Catching my eye, a golden shimmering rhythm spinning with a dream

We create syllables
In the hues of blossoms
Trace of the nib
On virgin white
The color of my verse
In the rush of our touch .

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Asian voices in the tarot community

If you’re interested in the Tarot, you should check out these great Tarot artists. I’ll be honest, I did not know that some of these artists were of Asian heritage, I just loved their work!

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Morning Calm Oracle by Seo Kelleher

When I was growing up in the tarot world, the only Asian I knew of in this field was Robert Wang. Times have changed some, and I’m pleased to share with you many who are contributing incredible work to the tarot community.

In no particular order, here’s who I’ve been fangirling hard over as of late:

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