no longer bearing children
I am pregnant with myself
ripe with potential,
I incubate my dreams
and give birth to my vision...
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- Here are a few more stanzas in my ongoing project examining the verses of Hávamál, the medieval Norse gnomic verses of wisdom and advice, copied down in Iceland centuries ago.
- Féar síns,
- er fengit hefr,
- skyli-t maðr þörf þola;
- oft sparir leiðum,
- þats hefr ljúfum hugat;
- margt gengr verr en varir.
This poem was written years ago, when a Capricorn was a large part of my life. Now, I have a new Capricorn housemate; this time, it is for you, my dear Celeste.
At the end of 2012, I looked over what I had read the previous year and came up with a list of Literary Discoveries. Considering how much I have read this year -- novels, novellas, anthologies, short stories, essays, longer works of philosophy and history and spirituality -- continuing the tradition seemed like a good idea. And, just like the previous list, not all of these titles were published in 2013 (though most were); I just discovered them this past year.
So, in no particular order, here is my 2013 edition of Literary Discoveries....
On to Something
I am the letter and you are the hot wax.
I am the needle and you, the dancing midget.
We stuff our mouths – breadcrumbs and magpies.
Here are a few more stanzas in my ongoing project examining the verses of Hávamál, the medieval Norse gnomic verses of wisdom and advice, copied down in Iceland centuries ago.
sá er flótta tekr,
gestr at gest hæðinn;
sá er of verði glissir,
þótt hann með grömum glami.
The Autumnal Equinox is almost upon us. In anticipation of the change of season, some Autumnal haiku...