Monthly Archives: April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 4: Spring Haiku

No blooms yet but the air softens into spring Advertisements

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a charm against anger

Willow shavings steeped in spring water, drained The feather of a bluejay The kiss of a cat Lemon balm One moth’s wing Grind to a fine paste (mortar and pestle optional. works just as well pummeled with fists). Place on … Continue reading

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Dear Ex-Boyfriend

I brought you  me, translated but you don’t like poetry, words arranged in bouquets. You prefer the subtlety of phloem reject the dizzy of breathing the bloom

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A thousand-thousand butterflies

Originally posted on Kvenna ráð:
© Marie Marshall

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Shamhat

Two miles away from you may your lover tremble with excitement, one mile away may he bite his lip in anticipation I would have journeyed to him unbidden, my path from the temple fated and traced by sandaled feet, dusty but eager … Continue reading

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Bibliomancy Oracle Prompt #1 (prey)

I know silence.  I know standing apart and waiting the approach of a fox, the shadow of a hawk sharper than any cloud floated across mud. I know that dark, implied, The bite of it, the promise, the prayer a pulse can speak staccatoed, without … Continue reading

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