Poems in Fevers of the Mind Poets of 2020 — Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

I apologize for posting across social media, but some people follow me only on this blog. I an honored to have three poems in David L. O’Nan’s massive (over 300 pages) anthology, Poets of 2020. There are so many wonderful poets in this volume–many well-known names! The book is available in several formats. Here’s the […]

Poems in Fevers of the Mind Poets of 2020 — Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary (Reblog)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: December 29: Favourite Books of 2020 January […]

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

2020: A Year in Books — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary (Reblog)

It has been a hell of a year, 2020! Nationally we have seen pandemics and lockdowns, panic buying and food shortages – not to mention Brexit – and we have grappled with tiers, bubbles and Zoom chic. On top of that, personally, I have said farewell to my grandmother and my stepson (barely) survived a […]

2020: A Year in Books — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

Book Haul, December 2020 — The Pine-Scented Chronicles (Reblog)

Wrapping up 2020 with my final book haul post. My attempts at holding the temptation to purchase more books before the year ends was futile at best (what can I expect, haha?). It just finalizes the fact that I have yet again failed on one of my reading resolutions for the year – reading more […]

Book Haul, December 2020 — The Pine-Scented Chronicles

The origins of New Years Eve traditions — Courageous Christian Father (Reblog)

The origins of New Years Eve traditions – Here is a closer look at some of the most popular traditions tied to New Year’s Eve, both domestically and around the world. #NewYears #NewYearsEve

The origins of New Years Eve traditions — Courageous Christian Father

Christmas 2020 — Travelling with Lyn (Reblog)

As the year draws to a close, I think back over the past year and what a challenge it has been. I cannot imagine anyone of us has been left unaffected . It certainly has been a year that will go down in history and remembered for being one of the toughest. I do hope […]

Christmas 2020 — Travelling with Lyn

The Great Conjunction of December 21, 2020 — The Stars Within Their Courses (Reblog)

At the December solstice of this year, there will be a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. This is known as a Great Conjunction. Great Conjunctions happen every 20 years or so and always mark great changes. This one marks an even bigger change, beginning a new 200 year era. The events of 2020 have been […]

The Great Conjunction of December 21, 2020 — The Stars Within Their Courses

Ann Kreilkamp ~ The Great Conjunction Jupiter/Saturn: Grounding Energy for Lift-Off — Laura Bruno’s Blog (Reblog)

With Summer Solstice and a powerful Solar Eclipse behind us, friend, astrologer and permaculturist Ann Kreilkamp looks ahead to the powerful planetary alignments on Winter Solstice. While no one can definitively say when the Age of Aquarius began or begins, Winter Solstice 2020 seems a likely candidate with Jupiter and Saturn conjuncting at 0 degrees […]

Ann Kreilkamp ~ The Great Conjunction Jupiter/Saturn: Grounding Energy for Lift-Off — Laura Bruno’s Blog

Neptune and the ‘gift’ of uncertainty… — Writing from the Twelfth House (Reblog)

‘…The constant dance between form and formlessness, being and non-being, order and chaos, occurs in all epochs and at all levels. Humans have created a range of paradigms and metaphors, from ancient myths to modern cosmology, within which to explore this dialectic. Our ancient Babylonian forebears envisaged the beginning of the world as a battle […]

Neptune and the ‘gift’ of uncertainty… — Writing from the Twelfth House

Life of Noir 2020

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I am tired of this life
of noir

the greyness of sealskin
pulled taught over my face

this indoor sterility staring
through smeared glass

So go on, batter me flat
O wind and rain

I’ll live out visceral dreams
before plagues of locusts

blot out this pretending sky

Copyright Francis Barker 2020