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Ocher and Earth

 Ocher and earth: that's what I want.

Like the ancestors, ocher and earth.

When the time comes, dig me a hole

and lay me in it. Lay me on my side,

limbs folded, like a baby in the womb.

By my head, set the little earthenware goddess

that stands in the garden in summer.

(In winter, check the big cupboard in the pantry.)

Sprinkle me with ocher, head to foot.

(Be heavy-handed.)

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Iron oxide is one of the most common minerals on the planet, found practically everywhere. No wonder we've been using it forever.
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I remember seeing a show on PBS abut the Red Paint People in New England and the Maritime Provence's. Apparently the same culture
  • Rod Thorn
    Rod Thorn says #
    Nice.
A Funeral and the Power of Flower Symbolism

The power of symbolism--specifically, flower symbolism--really hit home for me on Monday.

My uncle, one of thirteen children, died last week. His funeral was Monday, and it just so happened my husband had July 2-4 off for the holiday, so we were able to attend.

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